Why does a child have to be 10 or older to be at the library without a parent or caregiver?

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We welcome children to the library and nothing pleases us more than to see a small child reading a book with a parent or other caregiver. Such interactive lessons will last a lifetime.

Though we do everything to keep the library as safe as possible, it is a very public space with multiple entrances. We are simply unable to keep a close eye on small children.

Should you wish to use the adult computers located on the upper floor, we do offer tablets that children can use. These tablets are populated with many age-appropriate and educational games. Alternatively, you may use the laptop downstairs should you wish to do so. Logged in as an adult, you will have the same programs available to you as are on the adult desktop computers.