New Policy for Ages 15 and Under

Our priority is keeping library visitors and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. One way we can keep children and young teens safe is to ensure they are supervised by an adult while spending time at the library. When school is in session, we have large groups of kids coming to the library when school is dismissed. We cannot provide supervision for kids that includes making sure those who are unvaccinated are wearing masks and practicing social distancing, as they will be required to do while in school. Beginning August 19, 2021, all visitors age 15 and under must be accompanied by a parent or other adult, age 18 and over.  We understand that kids need the library and they can still visit—with adult supervision that library staff cannot provide. 
The Douglass Branch will not be affected by the policy and will operate as usual in terms of use by children and teens.  Due to its smaller size, staff is better able to monitor and control the wearing of masks by children. 

Approved by the Library Board of Trustees on July 21, 2021. Effective August 19, 2021.

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