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Dearborn Public Library New Guidelines for Students Use During End of School Year

News from the City of Dearborn

 May 18, 2017

Library looks to manage increased usage

during end-of-the-year study time

DEARBORN, Mich. – In order to make the Dearborn Public Library a welcoming environment for all who visit, the Dearborn Library Commission has approved building guidelines for students using the Henry Ford Centennial Library and the Esper and Bryant branch libraries the final two weeks of the school year.

During the period of June 5 – June 16:

  • All students under the age of 18 are required to have parental supervision in all three library buildings. For every four students, at least one parent must stay in the building and supervise the group the entire time they are in a library.

Parents supervising students will have to speak to the staff and sign a form stating that they are responsible for the group and that they will monitor the students while they are in the library.

  • Additionally, all students must show school ID or other valid photo identification upon entering the building. To ensure that this is done, the library will post staff at the public entrance doors to greet people as they enter the building. Proper identification is required so that staff can take appropriate measures should any issues arise.

The goal of the Dearborn Public Library is to provide a positive and quiet atmosphere for all who visit to use library resources.

These guidelines are in accordance with advice from the Dearborn Police Department and have been approved by the Library Commission, the Mayor’s Office and the City Council.

For more information, contact Library Administration at 313-943-2037