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Fanwood Memorial Library Policy Manual
Section: Library Operations

Subject: 2.12 After school policy


The Fanwood Memorial Library welcomes Library use by all students. Staff members are available to assist children with Library materials or services. It is not the Library’s role, nor is it equipped to provide long or short-term child care.

The Fanwood Memorial Library has designated the hours of 2:30 to 6:00 p.m. during the school year as Homework Time. For the safety and comfort of children, a responsible adult or caregiver must accompany children younger than 10 years old at all times while they are using the Library. Children 10 years old and older, at a parent or guardians discretion, can be left unattended in the Library for a period of up to 2 hrs to complete homework or school or special projects. All children left unattended should know how to reach a parent or guardian.

Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. The child creating the disturbance will be reminded of the rules of conduct. This will be the first warning. If the behavior continues the child’s parent or guardian will be contacted or the child will be asked to leave the building. If the child does not cooperate, the Fanwood police will be contacted.

To accommodate students, computers are available to use from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on school days. Internet sessions are one hour and restricted to one session only.

The workstation in the Young Adult area is for the primary use of young adults (users between 12 - 18 years of age).

Board of Trustees
Approved: June 8, 2009
Revised: February 8, 2016

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