Unattended Children

The following policy has been implemented by the New Castle-Henry County Public Library Board of Directors in order to protect the children of Henry County.

The library cannot be responsible for unattended children:

  • Children under age eight must be directly supervised in the Children’s library by a person who is age 16 or older. Children from age eight through twelve must be accompanied by a person age 16 or older who remains IN the library while the child is in the library.
  • Unattended children age eight through twelve must NOT be left in the Children’s Library more than one hour.
  • If a parent or guardian of an unattended child under the age of thirteen cannot be contacted or located within one-half hour of the discovery that the child is unattended, the library will ask the local Police department to contact Child Protective Services.
  • If the library is closing and a parent or guardian of a child under age 16 cannot be contacted or located, the library will ask the local Police department to contact Child Protective Services. 

Contact

NCHC Public Library

376 South 15th Street
New Castle IN 47362

Phone: (765) 529-0362
Fax: (765) 521-3581

Library Hours

Mon - Thu: 9am - 9pm

Fri: 9am - 6pm

Sat: 9am - 5pm

Sun (Sep - May): 1pm - 5pm

*Closed Sundays
(June - August)

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