While visiting the library, remember to be courteous and respect the rights of others. Parents, please review the following rules with your children:
The library is a public building. You should not assume that children will be safe on their own in the library.
Children younger than seven years of age must be under the direct supervision of a parent or other responsible caregiver, age 12 or older, at all times while in the library. This older person is responsible for the child’s safety and behavior, and should remain in the Kids’ Library even while the child attends a storytime.
All children must be picked up by the library’s closing time — 9 p.m. Monday–Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Library staff will contact the Elmhurst Police Department to provide custody for children left at the library after closing.
Please tell your child to ask for help at the Help Desk if they should ever get separated from you.
Adults unaccompanied by children (who are not using the Kids’ Library collection) are asked to remain outside the Kids’ Library.
Group Study Rooms are available in the Kids’ Library for small groups of up to six people to meet for educational or informational purposes without disturbing those around them.
The study rooms are intended primarily for the use of students. No products, services or memberships may be advertised, solicited or sold in study rooms, except for educational services provided by tutors.
At least one user of the study room must present a valid Elmhurst Public Library card. The study room must be clean before the card will be returned.
Kids may have covered drinks in the Group Study Rooms; however, food is not allowed.
Group Study Room #1 may be reserved up to one week in advance for no more than one hour at a time. Reservations will be held for 10 minutes after the designated time. No one may make more than one reservation per week. All other study rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Learning Garden is for children from birth to six years old with their caregivers. Please help keep this creative play space safe and clean. Leave strollers outside and do not use cell phones or laptops inside. No food or drink is allowed in the Learning Garden
The Kids’ Library staff presents programs to help parents foster a love of reading in their children, to help children learn to talk and read, and to acquaint children with the materials and services available for them at the library.
For ADA special accommodations for programs, please call the Kids’ Library at 630-279-8696 or TTY at 630-782-4310 at least one week prior to the event.