The Library welcomes youth to use its facilities and services. Parents, guardians, and caregivers -- not library personnel -- are responsible for children's behavior and well-being while they use the Library.
Library staff members cannot supervise children in the Library.
No public place, including the Library, can guarantee the safety of children. Therefore, children under eight years of age MUST be accompanied by a parent or other caregiver when visiting the Library.
Read the full Unattended Children policy
Youth Library Cards
Children in 6th grade and younger are eligible for a Youth Library Card. There is no minimum age for a child to receive a card. A parent's or guardian's identification and signature on the application form are required, acknowledging the responsibility of the parent or guardian for loss or damage of Library material loaned to the child.
The Morton Grove Library does not restrict access to materials based on the age of the borrower; such limitations are the responsibility of the parent or guardian. However, parents or guardians may choose to prevent their child from borrowing R-rated DVDs and Blu-rays by completing and returning to the Library's Circulation Desk a "DVD and Videotape Loan Form." With this form on file, a child will be permitted to borrow DVDs and Blu-rays, from both the Youth Services and Adult Departments, rated G, PG, and PG-13, as well as unrated DVDs and Blu-rays. These forms expire on the child's 18th birthday.
Read more about getting a Library Card
Children's Computer Use
The Library offers a variety of computers exclusively for use by children. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver when using an Internet computer. Parents can sign a permission slip to allow children aged 8 and up to access the Internet unaccompanied.
Read more about computers for kids at the Library