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Risks, rules, and enforcement

Enhancing child safety in the library

Abstract

Children are at risk in libraries, but not necessarily from predators. Electric doors, shelving, and other physical components can be dangerous if misused. Parents and other caregivers do not always provide adequate supervision of the children their charge. A Code of Patron Conduct can discourage children’s inappropriate behavior in a library, and help to keep them safe.

Keywords

Caregivers

Child

Children

Code of Patron Conduct

Library patrons

Parents

Predators

Safety

Slip-and-falls.

Nothing fascinates 4-year-old Tanya more than the electric front door of the Vancouver Public Library branch that she and her mother visit on their way to the supermarket. Tanya ...

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