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Notice to Parents

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We welcome and encourage your use of the library. The Children's Services Staff of Orange Public Library is committed to serving children by providing expertise in the selection of materials, presenting special programs, and answering questions. We want to make your child's library experience enjoyable, and to help each child develop a love of books, reading, and libraries.

Computers are provided at each library for public use of databases, word processing, and the Internet. Please note that at the Main Library, use of the Children's Library is primarily for children age 12 and younger and for adults using the children's collection.

It is the responsibility of parents and guardians to ensure their children's safety, welfare and appropriate behavior while in the library and on library grounds. Library staff members are not responsible for the direct supervision, safety, or welfare of any child.

Children who misbehave or disturb others may be asked to leave. Also, the Orange Police Department may be called to handle cases of extreme disruptive, inappropriate and/or threatening behavior, or to take over with unattended children, particularly after library service hours.

To assist you in planning a pleasant visit to the library, we recommend:

  • Children, age 12 and younger, must be accompanied by an adult while in the library, in accordance with library policy.
  • Children should be reminded about proper behavior before visiting.
  • Visits should be of a reasonable length.

We recommend that all children know:

  • Their full name, address, and telephone number.
  • Your full name, the full name of the company where you work, and your work telephone number.

We also recommend that all children have an Orange Public Library card and bring it during each visit.

We hope you will find these guidelines helpful in planning your visits and using the library! Thank you for your cooperation.

May, 2001

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