Unattended Children Policy

Parents are always encouraged to accompany their children to the Library for visits. Parents can thereby supervise their children in the selection of reading materials, use of the Internet, and assure that the behavior of the child is appropriate during the visit.

In order to provide for the general welfare of all persons using the Schertz Public Library, and in order to provide for the general safety of children within the Library:

  • All children 7 years old or younger shall, at all times, be attended and adequately supervised by a parent, guardian, or a responsible parent-designated caregiver.
  • Children aged 8 through 12 may use the Children’s Area when unaccompanied, provided that a parent, guardian, or a responsible parent-designated caregiver remains in the building.
  • It is not the Library’s function to offer childcare. Unattended children will be questioned regarding parental presence and the Library will contact the Schertz Police Department if it finds that a child is left unattended in the Library.
  • Parent-designated caregivers must demonstrate that they are willing and capable of supervising their younger charges or the Library will consider the child to be unattended and will contact the Schertz Police Department.


Created: September 12, 2005

Adopted by the Schertz Public Library Advisory Board: February 6, 2006