NLCL policies are listed below in alphabetical order. Please see the revision or adoption date on the individual policy page. If you have any questions about library policy, please contact us at (319) 626-5701 or email us.
Children are welcome at the North Liberty Community Center and we are concerned about their safety and welfare. Parents and caregivers are responsible for monitoring the activities and regulating the behavior of their children while the children are in the Community Center.
Parents and caregivers (must be 18 years of age or older) MAY NOT leave children under the age of nine unattended in the Community Center. Any exceptions to this part of the policy will be at the discretion of Library Staff (in the Library) and the Rec. Department Supervisors on the Rec. Center side of the building. Staff from both of these departments will notify the Library and Rec. Director about any problems or concerns dealing with unattended children. Disruptive children over the age of nine will be asked to leave per the library’s Acceptable Behavior Policy.
If an unattended child is being disruptive, is habitually left unattended for long periods of time or is deemed at risk of coming to harm, an effort will be made to locate the responsible parent, guardian or caregiver. If necessary, appropriate law enforcement or child protective authorities will be notified to take custody of the child.
For the safety of a child left unattended in the Community Center at closing, appropriate law enforcement authorities will be contacted to take custody of the child. Staff will wait 15 minutes after closing before this measure is taken.
The staff will use the following procedures when dealing with a lost or unattended child:
- Staff will attempt to locate the child’s parent, guardian or caregiver in the Community Center.
- If the parent or responsible guardian cannot be found in the building the proper authorities will be notified.
- Under no circumstances will staff take the child out of the building.
- An incident report will be filled out, given to proper Community Center personnel and kept on record.
We respect the privacy of all North Liberty Community Center patrons. We will intervene only when a staff member deems that the safety and well being of a child is threatened.
Written July 2000
Reviewed April 2002
Reviewed and Revised April 2003
Reviewed April 2004
Reviewed April 2005
Reviewed April 2006
Reviewed April 2007
Reviewed April 2008
Reviewed April 2009
Reviewed April 2010
Reviewed and Revised April 2011
Reviewed and Revised April 2012
Reviewed April 2013
- POLICY REVIEW CALENDAR
- Acceptable Behavior Policy
- Board By-Laws
- Collection Development Policy
- Commitment to Excellence
- Gift/Donation Policy
- Interlibrary Loan Policy
- Internet/Personal Computer Policy
- Library Confidentiality of Patrons Policy
- Long Range Plan
- Mission Statement
- Operational Policy
- Policy Review Schedule
- Posting Notices
- Programs Policy
- Reconsideration Policy
- Sex Offender Policy
- Study Room Policy
- Technology Plan
- Unattended Child Policy
- Volunteer Policy