Unattended Children in the Library Policy


While children are welcomed and encouraged to use the Scott County Public Library, we are concerned about their safety and welfare.  Therefore, in the best interest of the child, it is the policy of the Scott County Public Library that children under the age of 12, NOT be left unattended in the library.  A responsible adult (18 and older) or sibling (12 years or older) should accompany young children while they are using the library.


While these ages are set for policy they do not guarantee the safety of your child.


We urge parents to remember that the library is a public building, and that it is not in the best interests of any child to be unattended except when participating in a supervised program.


The library staff provides a wide variety of materials and services to children, but does not assume parental responsibility.


In the event a child (under the age of 12) is left unattended the library staff will notify the parent or guardian when:

When parents or guardians cannot be contacted, the child will be placed in the care of the Georgetown Police Department.