This is my personal opinion. I repeat, this is my own personal opinion.
During Winter Break, Spring Break, Summer Break, or any time that a parent or care giver is unable to watch a child or provide care, PLEASE DON'T THINK THAT IT'S OKAY TO LEAVE THAT CHILD UNATTENDED AT A PUBLIC LIBRARY!!!!!
If you are dropping the child/children off to attend a particular event at the library, please make sure that they are safely inside. Make sure that you are able to pick-up your child/children after the event is over.
I don't reccommend leaving children unattended at any point in the library. The job description for a librarian doesn't require them to watch children (even children's librarians.) We are required to help children search for materials that can be checked out from the library, used as reference, or information that can be found on our databases. We can give you the basics for obtaining information on the internet and we are supposed to explain the risks of using sources from the internet.
Can you tell that Winter Break has begun in my area????