- Behavior Policy
- Computer Registration & Scheduling
- Display/Exhibit Policy
- Internet and Electronic Information Use Policy
- Kids in the Library: Safety Tips & Information
- Materials Selection and Access
- Meeting Rooms
You are responsible for the safety, behavior, and supervision of your children at all times in the Library and on Library property.
The Library offers a range of informational, educational and recreational services for children. However, we do not provide childcare. Staff cannot monitor the whereabouts or behavior of your children, nor can it guarantee your child’s safety. If left unattended, your child could become ill; could wander outside; be approached by a stranger; or an emergency could dictate that the library be evacuated.
The Library is a heavily used public facility. Unsupervised children can be at risk. Library policy requires that an adult or caregiver attend children under the age of 7 at all times. The caregiver should be at least 12 years old. The maturity level and attention span of children varies; keep this in mind when asking a child to be responsible for a younger sibling.
Library visitors who break the rules are given a clear warning. If the misbehavior continues they are asked to leave the building for the remainder of the day or longer depending on the offense. When possible, library staff will phone the parent or guardian to let them know about the problem. In this case, parents or guardians are expected to pick up the child immediately.Library staff will contact law enforcement for assistance when we are unable to contact a parent or guardian and:
The Internet offers kids many opportunities for learning, constructive entertainment, and personal growth. At the same time, you may be concerned about the risks kids face online. The challenge for parents is to educate themselves and their children about how to use the Internet safely. The Library offers both print and online resources that can help. Check out these links to great sites families can visit together. Internet access is filtered on all library computers. Ask a staff person for assistance or check out the Library’s website.
Thank you! Your cooperation helps protect your children and gives us peace of mind at the end of our busy day.
The Library can be a very busy place that is used by hundreds of people every day. We are especially busy after school and are glad that so many young people use the Library. We want children to use the Library and strive to make it a welcoming and safe place for you and your children.
Please take a few moments to go over the safety and behavior rules of the Library with your children to ensure that their experience at the Library is a positive and safe one.
Because so many people use the library, it is important to have a clear, common understanding of appropriate behavior when visiting the Library. This will ensure that everyone can do so in a comfortable and safe environment. The essential behavior while using the Solano County libraries is to be considerate of others.
The Library’s Behavior Policy applies to everyone. These are some of the rules most relevant to young people’s use of the library: