Plan a Visit with Children
We have activities and materials for all ages at the library. Anyone who visits the library may use books, magazines, newspapers and other materials such as games and toys. Children may use the children’s educational game computers under the supervision of adult caregivers. Anyone older than 8 and adults may use our public access computers with ID or a library card in good standing. To check out items to take home, you need a card. See Getting a Library Card to find out how anyone over five years may get a card. Those under 18 may not check out DVDs. Because of safety concerns the Buchanan County Public Library requires children under the age of seven to be accompanied by an adult caregiver at all times.
The Buchanan County Public Library requires that children between the ages seven and twelve have an adult caregiver present in the library during their visit.
Library patrons between the ages of thirteen and eighteen are held to the same standards as adult patrons.
If adult supervision lapses or if a behavioral problem arises, a staff member will ask that the adult caregiver return to the child. If an adult caregiver is not present, the library staff will attempt to contact the parent or guardian if feasible before contacting the Sheriff’s Department. Teen library patrons receive no supervision by library staff other than the given to any library patron. Library staff may ask any patron to leave the library if they violate the library’s Rules Governing Conduct in the Buchanan County Public Library.
Library programs and events are subject to special attendance rules, require registration, and my allow those under thirteen to be present without an adult caregiver. It is the responsibility of the child’s guardian to ask about library program and event rules before allowing a child under thirteen to attend without an adult caregiver. Be sure to check our upcoming events, Library News, and Calendar for activities to enjoy during your visit.