Safe Child Policy

The staff of the Burleson Public Library welcome parents and children to our library, and hope the library is perceived as an inviting and fun place. We encourage families to visit our library, to take advantage of the resources available, and to develop a love of reading and libraries.

The Burleson Public Library staff is here to serve you, and has many duties to perform in order to meet the needs of all our patrons in the best way possible. In order to serve all library patrons, the library staff cannot monitor the whereabouts or behavior of our youngest patrons.  When your child is in the library, the library staff cannot assume the responsibility for your child’s care.

Parents are reminded that unexpected events can occur while their children are unattended. The library staff’s primary concern is your child’s safety. Parents or caregivers of children under ten years of age must assume responsibility for their child’s behavior at all times while in the library. 

For the safety and protection of all library users, the Burleson Public Library has adopted the following Safe Child Policy:
  • Children nine and under may not be left unattended in any part of the library.
  • While in the library, parents and caregivers are responsible for their child’s behavior and for ensuring that their children follow library rules and regulations.
  • During library sponsored programs, if their children are nine and under, parents or caregivers must remain with their child in the library.
  • If a child nine or under is found unattended in the library, library staff will attempt to locate the parent/caregiver in the library. If the caregiver cannot be located, the library will place the child in the care of the Burleson Police Department.