Safe Child Policy

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The Waterloo Public Library is not responsible for unattended children.  Children ten and under must be directly supervised by a parent or responsible caregiver at all times while in the library.  Children or groups of children visiting the library from any preschool, child care or babysitting facility must be directly supervised at all times by caregivers to ensure safety and to monitor behavior.  Caregivers must maintain direct visual supervision.

A child (or children) left habitually unattended is (are) deemed to be at risk:

If a parent or guardian of an unattended child age ten and under cannot be contacted or located within one hour of the discovery that child is unattended, local law enforcement will be notified to take custody of the child.

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