Dearborn Public Library to implement guidelines for students during exams

Library prepares for increased usage during January study time

DEARBORN – The Library Commission approved specific safety guidelines to make the Public Library a welcoming environment for all who visit during peak exam study times.

The guidelines will be implemented during the period of Jan. 16 to 26, and they will be enforced at all city libraries: Bryant Branch, Esper Branch and Henry Ford Centennial Library.

During that time:

• All students under the age of 18 are required to have parental supervision. For every four students, at least one parent must stay in the building and supervise the group the entire time they are in the library. Parents supervising students will have to speak to staff posted at the public entrance doors, sign a form stating that they are responsible for the group and that they will actively monitor the students while they are in the library.

• Additionally, the Dearborn Public Library requires that all students must show school identification or other valid photo ID upon entering the building. The library requires proper identification so that appropriate measures can be taken 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 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.