The Board of Trustees and library staff of the Haston Free Public Library are committed to providing a safe, secure, and welcoming environment for library patrons of all ages.  With regard to younger patrons, the following regulations have been established as policy.

  • Children aged 7 and younger must be supervised during visits to the library by a responsible person (an adult or adolescent 14 years or older)
  • Children aged 8 to 13 may be left unattended no longer than 2 hours.  A child may be asked to leave the building if his or her behavior is unacceptable.  It is the parent’s responsibility to determine when his or her child is sufficiently mature to spend time at the library unattended.
  • Children must be picked up promptly when the library closes.  The North Brookfield Police Department will be notified if children younger than 14 remain at the library at closing and a parent cannot be contacted.
  • The Haston Library is a public building open to all.  Parents and caregivers, not library staff, are responsible for the safety and actions of children visiting the library.  This includes responsibility for any damage done to the library or its property. 

Adopted by the Board of Trustees

October 1, 2008