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Unattended Children Policy

Unattended Children Policy

 

Oregon Trail Library District welcomes and encourages library use by children. Providing quality materials and services to young people is one of our primary responsibilities. Parents and guardians are advised, however, that the Library is a busy, public place and that they are responsible for monitoring and regulating their children’s behavior, safety, and welfare while on library premises.

Although it is a Library priority to provide a safe and appropriate environment for visitors of all ages, the Library staff is not responsible for providing long- or short-term care for unattended children.

For the safety and comfort of both children and visitors of all ages, the Library recommends that a responsible adult/caregiver maintain audible and visible supervision of their children under the age of ten as they use the Library.

Children aged ten and older may use the Library unattended subject to the Rules of Conduct and policies of the Oregon Trail Library District. Caregivers who choose to leave a child unattended must first ensure that the child is capable of proper library behavior and of observing Library expectations for appropriate use of library materials.  Caregivers who neglect to provide proper supervision of their child and regulate disruptive behavior may be asked to leave the Library with their child. Parents/legal guardians will be held responsible for damage to Library property caused by their children.  Library staff members are required by law to report suspected child abuse to state agencies or local law enforcement.

Library staff members will be guided by this policy in situations, such as:

  • ·         An unattended child is found frightened or crying in the Library.

  • ·         An unattended child is perceived to be endangering him or herself, or that another person in the library poses a perceived threat to the unattended child.

  • ·         An unattended child exhibits inappropriate or disruptive behavior in violation of the Rules of Conduct.

  • ·         An unattended child has not been met by a responsible caregiver at closing time.

After evaluating the situation, Library staff members will make a reasonable attempt to contact the parent or guardian of an unattended child. In the event that the parent or guardian cannot be reached, the child will be placed in the care of the local Police Department.

 

Approved by the OTLD Board of Directors_________________________________

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New Book List – January 2018

 

Fiction:

 

Carnegies Maid – Marie Benedict

A Gentleman in Moscow – Amor Towles

Firefly Cove – T. Davis Bunn

Fools and Mortals – Bernard Cornwell

Sing, Unburied Sing – Jesmyn Ward

The Chalk Man – C. J. Tudor

The Library at the Edge of the World – Felicia Hayes McCoy

The Rooster Bar – John Grisham

The Vanishing Season – Joanna Schaffhausen

The Wanted – Robert Crais

The Woman in the Window – A. J. Finn

A Distant Heart – Sonali Dev

Rusty Sabin – Max Brand

Crossing the Animas – James D. Best

The Blackbird Season – Kate Moretti

The Story of Arthur Truluv  - Elizabeth Berg

A Gentleman in Moscow – Amor Towles

Darker – E. L. James

End Game – David Baldacci

Heather, The Totality – Matthew Weiner

Nightblind – Ragnar Jonasson

Sleeping Beauties – Stephen King

After Disasters – Viet Dinh

The Rules of Magic – Alice Hoffman

The Book Stops Here – Kate Carlisle

Year One – Nora Roberts

Origin – Dan Brown

The Wife Between Us - Greer Hendricks

Sisters – Lily Tuck

The Fortunes – Peter Ho Davies

The O’Malleys of Texas – Dusty Richards

I Know a Secret – Tess Gerritsen

High Desert – Wayne D. Overholser

Wayward – Blake Crouch

Lilac Lane – Sherryl Woods

The Trapped Girl – Robert Dugoni

Dark Chapter – Winnie M. Li

Non-Fiction:

 

Tildas Seasonal Ideas Collection – Tone Finnanger

The Secret Life of Flies – Erica McAlister

Promise Me, Dad – Joseph R. Biden

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking – Samin Nosrat

The Inner Life of Animals – Peter Wohlleben

Thug Kitchen

Sewing by Heart – Tone Finnan

Life on Surtsey – Loree Griffin Burns

Prairie Fires – Carole Fraser

Rover – Andrew Grant

Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman

Ranger Games – Ben Blum

Spanish Fiction:

El Resplandor – Stephen King

La Sombra del Viento – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

El Juego del Ángel - Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Atrapada en el Tiempo – Diana Gabaldon

Forastera - Diana Gabaldon

Viajera - Diana Gabaldon

El Ingenioso Hidalgo: Don Quijote de la Mancha; Volume 1 – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

El Ingenioso Hidalgo: Don Quijote de la Mancha; Volume 2 - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Eva – Arturo Pérez Reverte

Maten al León – Jorge Ibargüengoitia     

Spanish Non-Fiction:

 Superman

100 Mitos de la Historia de México: Volumen 1 – Francisco Martin Moreno

Francisco I – Juan Pablo Morales Anguiano

María Félix – Luis Rutiaga

Mario Moreno Cantinflas – Luis Rutiaga

Pablo Escobar in Fraganti – Sebastián Marroquín

Reutilizando: 26 Ideas - Tomás García Cerezo

100 Mitos de la Historia de México: Volumen 2 – Francisco Martin Moreno

Don Abundio el del Potrero – Armando Fuentes Aguirre