Adopted 10/24/06; reaffirmed 05/27/08; reaffirmed 05/24/11; revised 5/27/14

The mission of the Royal Oak Public Library is to be an informational, intellectual, cultural and recreational resource for all people; to inspire the spirit, educate the mind, and be a center of community pride.


The Royal Oak Public Library encourages children and their families to use the Library facility together. All children are welcome and the Library offers many programs for children with the goal of encouraging the lifelong appreciation of books and other resources.


Caregivers (Parents, guardians or assigned adult caregivers) are responsible for the welfare and the behavior of children using the library. Though staff will always respond with care and concern, the Library is not responsible for safety, comfort and behavior of unattended children.

No child under the age of 11 shall be left unattended without the supervision of their caregivers.

Scheduled Library programs will specify when an adult must be with the child in the program. Adults bringing children to Library programs must remain in the library building while the program is in progress and be ready to meet their child when the program is over.

Library staff may not transport or otherwise accompany any unattended child outside of the building.


When a child is discovered to be unattended, Library staff on duty are instructed to: