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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 – March 2018

 

Fiction:

 

The Flight Attendant – Chris Bohjalian

Look for Me – Lisa Gardner

Come Rain or Come Shine – Jan Karon

Alternate Side – Anna Quindlen

Accidental Heroes – Danielle Steel

Perish – Lisa Black

The Great Alone – Kristin Hannah

Surprise Me – Sophie Kinsella

As You Wish – Jude Deveraux

Duel to the Death – Judith A. Jance

Every Note Played – Lisa Genova

Truth or Dare - Fern Michaels

I’ll Stay – Karen Day

The Girlfriend – Michelle Frances

The Girls in the Picture – Melanie Benjamin

The Rising Sea – Clive Cussler

The Great Alone – Kristin Hannah

Gnomon – Nick Harkaway

The Woman Left Behind – Linda Howard

The Third Victim – Phillip Margolin

The Shape of Water – Guillermo del Toro

The Mitford Murders – Jessica Fellowes

Riders of the Dawn – Louis L’Amour

Dead Aim – Dusty Richards

Non-Fiction:

 

Wild Bread – Maryjane Butters

Basketball and Other Things – Shea Serrano

Wild Things – Bruce Handy

South and West – Joan Didion

The Art of Flora Forager – Bridget Beth Collins

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Miller’s Guide to Framing & Roofing – Mark R. Miller

Educated – Tara Westover

Spanish Fiction:

Antología del Horror – H. P. Lovecraft

Hierba Santa – Alexandra Scheiman

Vampiros: Antología de Cuentos

Arrecife – Juan Villoro

Ciudad Real – Rosario Castellanos

No Me Dejen Morir Así – Pedro Angel Palou

Drácula – Luis Scafati

La Fiesta del Chivo – Mario Vargas Llosa

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Spanish Non-Fiction:

Controla tu Mente y Dile Adiós al Estrés – M. K. Gupta

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Cocina Vegetariana – Giuliana Lomazzi

Porfirio Díaz – Roberto Mares

Tristeza de la Verdad: André Gide Regresa de Rusia – Alberto Ruy Sánchez

Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla – Roberto Mares

Perros e Hijos de Perra – Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Verduras y Ensaladas – Laura Ginapri

Cócteles sin Alcohol – Patrice Millet

Dios es Redondo – Juan Villoro

Francisco Gabilondo Soler, Cri Cri – Luis Rutiaga

José Clemente Orozco - Luis Rutiaga