Child Safety in the Library
The Grosse Pointe Public Library welcomes children of all ages and offers a wide variety of programs, services, and materials for them. The library is a public building. Over 457,000 people visited our library last year. Anyone can enter and leave the building without supervision by the library staff.
The library staff have many duties to attend to in serving our patrons and is unable to provide supervision or care for young children in the library. Without the knowledge of the library staff, a stranger could approach a young child left alone in the library or that child might wander out of the library and off the library premises. The library cannot assume responsibility for children left in the library, nor can it assume responsibility for children left at the library at closing time.
If children without adequate supervision are misbehaving on library property the police will be called to take appropriate action. The police will be called if there are any children left at closing time.