S. Bruce Library
Mae S. Bruce Library is a public facility that offers services to a
wide range of citizens, and children are especially welcome.
The Library has the responsibility to provide an environment
that is safe and comfortable for every patron who is appropriately
using its services and facilities.
Children and young people are expected to adhere to the same
standards of patron conduct expected of adults.
Parents, guardians, or assigned chaperones are responsible for
the behavior of their children while in the Library.
Children under the age of ten must
be accompanied by a responsible individual at
least 16 years of age or older.
If a parent/guardian cannot be located, staff will call the
proper authorities to report an abandoned child.
Older children who are disruptive will be asked to leave the
Library (see policy on “Library Behavior”).
If the child cannot safely leave the Library to return home on
his or her own, staff will permit the child to call a parent.
If no parent can be contacted, Library staff will either allow
the child to remain at the Library under close supervision until a
parent can be contacted or contact the proper authorities, depending
upon the severity of the situation.
Children who have not been picked up within thirty minutes
before closing time may be given the opportunity to call a parent.
Children who have not been picked up by closing time may be
left in the care of proper authorities.
Under no circumstances will staff transport children in a
vehicle or accompany them home.
and Approved by the Library Advisory Board –
July 7, 2010
by the Santa Fe City Council – August 12, 2010