Agreement for Student Behavior at The Seattle Public Library

Unattended Children Policy of the Seattle Public Library:

“The Library desires to provide a safe and appropriate environment for visitors of all ages. The Library, however, is a public building with staff trained to provide public library services. The Library is not equipped-and it is not the Library’s role to provide long- or short-term child care. In the event that the parent or guardian cannot be reached, the child will be placed in the care of the Seattle Police Department.”

  • An unattended child is found frightened or crying in the Library
  • An unattended child is perceived to be endangering him or herself, or that another person in the library poses a perceived threat to the unattended child
  • Seattle Public Library Policy #6d: Free Use of Library Services
  • An unattended child exhibits specific inappropriate behavior
  • An unattended child has not been met by a responsible caregiver at closing time

Rules of Conduct

  • Students younger than 5th grade are discouraged from going to the library unattended by an adult.
  • Parents should come into the library to pick up children
  • No eating in the library ever
  • Maintain a quiet and respectful noise level
  • Clean up after yourself

Greenwood Library Student Behavior Agreement

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