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Unaccompanied Children Under 16

The Library’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) shall have the authority to place limits on the number of unattended children under 16 allowed in any single library branch or facility at one time. In establishing any such limits, the CEO shall consider the staffing and space needs of each library. In addition, when any public school in St. Charles County has full or partial days of school, the following will be required prior to 5 pm: 1) any child under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, or 2) the guardian of a child between the ages of 10 and 16 must sign a form allowing their child to attend the library unaccompanied.

Library staff members are not responsible for the care of unaccompanied children.

The CEO shall have the discretion to create procedures to implement this policy.

Effective 8.15.2023

Learn more and access the permission form.