Child Safety Policy

The Bitterroot Public Library offers a welcoming space for children and families to explore its resources. Library staff strive to provide a safe environment but safety cannot be guaranteed. While Bitterroot Public Library staff are committed to helping children with activities and materials at the library, our staff do not act as child care providers or disciplinarians. Children are expected to adhere to the same rules of conduct as adults. Please refer to the User Behavior Policy in the Bitterroot Public Library Policy Manual.

  • Parents, guardians and caregivers are responsible for their children while visiting the library.
  • Children who have not been picked up at closing time will be given the opportunity to call a parent. Children who have not been picked up after closing time will be left in the care of the City of Hamilton Police Department. Under no circumstances will a library staff member transport children in a vehicle or accompany them home.
  • Organized groups of children, such as school classes, child care groups and tours, must be supervised at all times while in the library.