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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 – May 2019

 

Fiction:

 

The Kremlin Strike – Dale Brown

Women Talking: A Novel – Miriam Toews

Under the Table: A Novel – Stephanie Evanovich

Roar – Cecelia Ahern

Little Faith: A Novel – Nickolas Butler

The Desert Rider a Western Duo – L. P. Holmes

A Season of Grace – Lauraine Snelling

Before and Again – Barbara Delinsky

Cottage by the Sea: A Novel – Debbie Macomber

At the Heart of Christmas – Jill Monroe

Once a Midwife – Patricia Harman

Season of Wonder – RaeAnn Thayne

Winter in Paradise: A Novel – Elin Hilderbrand

The Abolitionist's Daughter – Diane C. McPhail

Resistance Women: A Novel – Jennifer Chiaverini

The 18th Abduction – James Patterson

The Bride Test – Helen Hoang

Crown Jewel – Christopher Reich

Redemption Point – Candice Fox

Tomorrow's Bread – Anna Jean Mayhew

The City in the Middle of the Night – Charlie Jane Anders

Dig Your Own Grave: A Will Tanner U.S. Deputy Marshal Western – William W. Johnstone

Non-Fiction: 

Hoops hooray!: Creative Ideas for Embroidery Hoops & More – Ashley Millhouse

Feminist Cross-Stitch: 40 Bold & Fierce Patterns – Stephanie Rohr

Country Living Tiny Homes: Living Big in Small Spaces

Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting – Anna Quindlen

In Pieces – Sally Field

Christmas at Home: Holiday Decorating, Crafts, Recipes – Valerie Rains

Oregon Blue Book: Almanac & Fact Book

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World – Melinda Gates

Rowan: 40 years, 40 Iconic Hand-Knit Designs

The Instant Pot® Holiday Cookbook: 100 Festive Recipes to Celebrate the Season – Heather Schlueter 

Audiobooks: 

The Night Child – Anna Quinn

Ficción Española:

Lágrimas en el Mar – Ruta Sepetys

La Casa de la Belleza – Melba Escobar de Nogales

Española de no Ficción:                  

Los Doce Mexicanos Más Pobres: El Lado B de la Lista de Millonarios – Salvador Frausto

Sanar con la Fuerza de la Naturaleza: Un Médico en Defensa de la Naturopatía – Andreas Michalsen

Teologías Para Ateos: Refelxiones Sobre Dios, La Eternidad y El Alma – Armando Fuentes Aguirre

Uno Siempre Cambia al Amor de su Vida (por Otro Amor o por Otra Vida) – Amalia Andrade

Dios Nunca Parpadea: 50 Lecciones para las Pequeñas Vueltas que da la Vida – Regina Brett

La Estafa Maestra

El Fin del Dinero: Un Mundo sin Efectivo – David Wolman

Mima tu Cerebro: Cómo Cuidarlo para Vivir Mejor – Michel Cymes

¡Yo Soy tu Padre!: Cómo Llevar a tus Hijos al Lado Oscuro – Jorge Vesterra

Novela gráfica: 

Cosmonauta – Pep Brocal

El Corazón del Imperio – Bryan Talbot

Habla María: Una Novela Gráfica Sobre el Autismo – Bernardo Fernández

El Día 3 – Cristina Durán

Ether 1 La Muerte de la Última Llama Dorada – Matt Kindt

Curiosidades: Una Monografía, 2003-2018 = Curiosities: A Monography, 2003-2018 – Benjamin Lacombe

Kitaro Volumen 1 – Shigeru Mizuki

Kitaro Volumen 3 – Shigeru Mizuki

Predator Omnibus Volumen 1

Grandville 5 Fuerza Mayor – Bryan Talbot

¡Universo! - Monteys