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Children’s Area Appropriate Use Policy
CHAPTER 10: Services
COMPUTER ID: SEPR-5
Title: Children's Area Appropriate Use Policy
Effective Date: 11/17/2011
Authorized By: Library Board of Trustees
Date of Last Revision: 11/2011
The Marathon County Public Library welcomes people of all ages to use its facilities and
services. In an effort to ensure the safety and well being of children, ensure use of
Children's Services consistent with our mission and maintain an atmosphere of constructive
library use, the following policy regarding appropriate use of the Children's Area is adopted.
Note: Marathon County Public Library Branches will apply the spirit of this policy in their
own unique children's areas.
1. The materials, services, computers and equipment in the Marathon County Public
Library Children's area are intended for the use of children, their parents and
caregivers, and others needing children's materials and services for some specific
purpose. All other customers are asked to use the adult areas of the library.
2. Appropriate use of the Children's area includes:
a. Use by children birth to age 12.
b. Use by a parent or caregiver while accompanying a child in the library.
Parents and caregivers should be within sight or sound of the child in their
care and assisting the child in using library resources.
c. Use by a teacher, day care provider, researcher, etc. in developing curricula
or other resources related to children's literature or materials.
d. Tour groups, visiting librarians, library volunteers, teachers, city officials,
trades people, or others visiting the Children's area for business-related
3. Staff is authorized to enforce this policy, and may request that any persons using
the children's area inappropriately leave the area.
- Marathon County Public Library
300 North First Street Wausau WI 54403 USA
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