Children are always welcome and encouraged to visit Way Public Library.  While the library staff is concerned about children's safety and well being, they do not act in loco parentis.  Parents and caregivers are responsible for monitoring the activities and behavior of their children. 

Children under the age of 10 may not be left unattended in any part of the library, or during a library-sponsored program.  A parent or caregiver must remain in the library and meet the child at the end of the program.  Young children left on their own often become frightened or anxious.  If a young child is found without an adult, a staff member will attempt to locate his/her parent or caregiver.

If a child under the age of 11 is left unattended at library closing time, the librarian in charge will attempt to contact a responsible adult.  If the adult does not arrive at the library within 15 minutes of closing the librarian in charge will contact the Perrysburg Police.  Under no circumstances will a library staff member transport the child.

Two staff members will remain with the child until the responsible adult or police arrive.  If the child is put in the care of the police, the librarian in charge will post a note on the front door indicating the action taken.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Adopted by the Way Public Library Board of Trustees – December 20, 2007
Amended by the Way Public Library Board of Trustees – May 26, 2020