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Eastern Monroe Public Library

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Eastern Monroe Public Library

Youth Services Program Policy


Children’s programming is intended to provide interesting and educational library-related experiences for residents of the Eastern Monroe Public Library service area.  Admission to children’s programs will be on a first come, first serve basis to individuals, unless stated otherwise in the promotional materials.


The following guidelines have been developed for the safety and well-being of our library patrons.


Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


If a child becomes disruptive, the parent/guardian will be asked to remove the child from the program area.   


The maximum recommended room capacity is 150 for the Edinger Community Room and 25 for the Children’s Activity Room. In the interest of safety, no one else will be admitted to the rooms once these limits have been reached.


Due to room capacity and staffing limitations, attendance by groups including, but not limited to, preschools, schools, day cares and other formal organizations will not be permitted. Scheduled tours and visits, combined with storytimes, are always available to groups upon request.  Arrangements for outreach to their locations are also possible.  All such arrangements must be made through Youth Services and are dependent on scheduling and staffing availability.


Approved:  EMPL Board of Directors, 19 September 2006