Whitefish Library Policies

2018. Children and the Library

Children are some of our most important library users. Whitefish Community Library (WCL) has a large collection of picture, early readers, juvenile fiction and non-fiction, young adult books and age-appropriate DVDs, music CDs and audio books available. WCL also conducts special programs for children of all ages.

To ensure the library is safe place for children and to respect the rights of all library users the following policy is necessary:

⦁ Children ten (10) years old or younger should be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or responsible caregiver.

⦁ The parent, guardian or responsible caregiver should ensure that the children in their company are behaving appropriately and are not disrupting the library environment for other users (see Appropriate Behavior of Library Users Policy).

⦁ At closing, if staff is concerned about the safety and welfare of children/youth, the Whitefish Police Department may be notified. Under no circumstances will library staff transport children/youth in a vehicle of accompany them home.

Approved by Whitefish Community Library Board of Trustees on 4/13 2022. (Revised on 6/14/2023)

Sarah Ericson, Chair Date