Responsibility for the care and safety of the children using the library rests with the parents/guardian or assigned caregiver, not with library staff. Under no circumstances does the library accept responsibility for a child while the parent is out of the library. Young children (those too young to travel the streets alone) may not be left unattended in the library by parent/guardian or assigned caregiver. No stranded child shall be forced to leave the library at closing time. Library staff will attempt to contact parent/guardian or assigned caregiver up to 15 minutes after closing. After that time, staff will call the police and ask them to assume responsibility for the unattended child.