YEADON PUBLIC LIBRARY CODE OF CONDUCT
Adopted by The Yeadon Public Library Board of Trustees on November 20, 2003
The Yeadon Public Library is a public facility, offering both Yeadon residents and non-residents facilities and services subject to policies as adopted by the Library's Board of Trustees. The purpose of the code of conduct is to clarify and delineate acceptable behavior.
Library users are expected to show proper respect for other library users and staff members, as well as for library materials, resources, and facilities. Library users are expected to adhere to all library rules, procedures, and policies including computer use policies.
Library staff members are responsible for enforcing the code of conduct. Library users failing to comply with rules and procedures of the library will be asked by library staff to modify their behavior and/or asked to leave the library. If a library user fails to follow the directive of library staff, library staff is instructed to call the police. In cases of repeated or serious offenses library staff may impose other restrictions including suspension from the library and/or library privileges.
The following are prohibited at the Library:
Oversized bags, briefcases, and all articles that could be used to conceal library property are subject to inspection by library staff. Library staff may request a library user to leave bags, briefcases, etc, at the circulation desk while the library user is in the library.
Open food /drink containers are not permitted in the library.
Toys, large sports or recreational items are not allowed inside the library, its atriums or entrances and exits.
In cases where there is violence or threat of violence, police will be called to escort the patron/s from the library.
RESTRICTIONS PERTAINING TO CHILDREN'S BEHAVIOR IN THE LIBRARY
Children are expected to adhere to the Yeadon Public Library Code of Conduct.
It is reasonable to expect that at times, when groups of children are gathered, the noise level may raise some. However, this does not negate the fact that they are in a public library, where being loud and displaying disruptive behavior which prevents others from enjoying the library, is not tolerated.
Children will be expected to display appropriate behavior conducive to maintaining a peaceful atmosphere in the building for all patrons
Appropriate Behavior Includes: 1. Doing homework, writing, research, studying. 2. Browsing, reading. 3. Using the computers within the time limits set
Books removed from the shelf for the purpose of reading in the library only, should be returned to the closest book drop or cart for re-shelving.
When school is in session, children enrolled in school are to be at school and not permitted in the library unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian or sent by the school teacher for a specific project. This policy applies to suspended children. (added Sept 2004)
YEADON PUBLIC LIBRARY POLICY ON UNATTENDED CHILDREN
Adopted by The Yeadon Public Library Board of Trustees, November 20, 2003
1) No child under the age of 7 may be left unattended in the Yeadon Public Library. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible caregiver at all times, including while they are in the children's area and visiting the lavatories.
2) Children aged 7 and up may be left unattended, at the discretion of the parent or responsible caregiver.
3) Parents/caregivers and children should be aware that use of the library phones is for true emergencies only. (i.e.: illness, injuries). a) Parents/caregivers should be aware that staff members cannot be responsible for tracking any child in the library and are not able to divulge the whereabouts of any child.
4) Parents/caregivers should have a back up plan in place in the event that their child(ren) is asked to leave the library premises.
5) Parents/caregivers and children should be aware that the outside library grounds may not be used as a substitute playground or hangout. Failure to adhere to this policy may result in the police being called for assistance.
6) Children must leave the library at closing time.
Parents or guardians who have a grievance with the public library, may inform the Library Director or Youth Services Librarian in writing within 30 days of the occurrence. The letter is to be addressed to the Director or Youth Services Librarian, Yeadon Public Library, 809 Longacre Blvd, Yeadon, PA 19050.
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