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Please be sure to bring your Library card when you visit the Library, as it is a matter of policy that it be presented at the time of checkout. It also provides speedier access to the internet in the Library.
You are required to present your library card in order to permit staff to access your patron account.
Discarding Books, etc?
The Library has partnered with the W. Brookfield Elementary School to offer a receptacle for unwanted books (including both text and audio books), videos and dvds. Located at the back entrance of the school, the container is available to the general public 7 days a week, except during school hours. What's more, your donations will enable both the School and Library to receive cash each time the receptacle is filled. Spread the word, and help us while benefiting yourself!
Children at the Merriam-Gilbert Public Library
Children are always welcome at the Merriam-Gilbert Public Library. Our Children's collection contains a wide variety of books (print, cd, and digital), magazines, cdroms, music, and movies (dvd). However, staff do not screen or monitor patron usage of any library materials or services. Likewise, the Internet is available to children with the same right to access as adults, accorded by the American Library Association Library Bill of Rights. It is, therefore, the responsibility of parents and/or caregivers to supervise their children to insure their safety as well as maintain their particular family values. Sharing the Library with your children is one good way to get them started in a lifetime enjoyment of the public library. Along with this freedom comes the responsibility to use the Library in an appropriate manner.
Policy on Unattended Children
In order to provide for the general safety of children using the Merriam-Gilbert Public Library, as well as all persons using the Library, and also to prevent undue disruption of normal library activities, the following rules and regulations are a matter of policy at the Merriam-Gilbert Public Library. Children 8 years or younger shall at all times be attended to and adequately supervised by a responsible person (an adult or adolescent age 14+), and not by library personnel. Children 9-13 years of age may visit the Library unattended for a maximum of 2 hours, with consideration to each child's ability to use the Library in a constructive and appropriate manner. Disruptive children will be given direction and a warning, and if these attempts fail, those children will be asked to leave the Library. The Merriam-Gilbert Public Library assumes no responsibility for children of any age left unattended at the Library. Parents assume all liability for damage done by their children to any library property.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 02 October 2012 10:50)