Please review the Library's Rules of Conduct
when visiting the library. Please note that children 10 and under may not be left unsupervised in the library
. Please keep your children with you at all times.
A Message from the Director about Child Safety
The Library appreciates the fact that the library is a comfortable, welcoming place. However, we are a public building open to anyone. With that in mind, we remind you that library policy states that children age 10 and under may not be left alone in the library including the children’s room. And, supervision must be by a person 18 years and older. Although the staff cares about your children, they are busy working and are not available to be their primary caregiver while you visit another section of the library or run an errand. NEVER send your young child to the public bathrooms alone.
The library closes Monday-Thursday at 9pm and Friday and Saturday at 5pm and Sundays at 4pm. (Closed Sundays in the summer.) If you leave a teenage child in the library to study, please remember to arrive before the library closes. The Library staff will wait with a child under 18 years old for 10 minutes before notifying the Clarkstown Police. Please be considerate of your children and the library staff and arrive on time!
Director, Valley Cottage Library