Glen Ellyn Public Library welcomes children to use its facilities and services. However, parents are responsible for the behavior of their children while they are on library premises, whether or not the parents are present.
Children Under Seven (7) Years of Age
Children under seven years of age (or who have not completed the first grade) must be attended and adequately supervised by an adult (18 years or older.) All children under seven years of age (or who have not completed the first grade) attending a library program must be brought into the building by a parent or responsible adult who must remain in the building until the conclusion of the program, when they again must resume supervision of the child.
Children Seven (7) Years of Age and Older
Children seven years of age or older (or who have completed first grade) are free to utilize the library’s resources provided their behavior is not disruptive to others. All children must be picked up by closing time. The library staff will attempt to contact parents of children whose safety is in doubt. If parents or caregivers are unavailable, the staff will contact the Glen Ellyn Police Department to provide custody.
Adults in the Youth Department
To provide an appropriate and safe atmosphere for children, adults (18 and over) who are not accompanied by children are to use the Youth Department only for the purposes of retrieving children’s materials or speaking with library staff.