With libraries having computers having a parental right policy has become easier. Parental right policy gives a minor’s parent the ability to block what that minor can check out on his or her card. With computers a blocking message is fairly easy to place on a minor’s account. Now to know if your library can do a parental right policy will take a little research. ComicPop Library is based out of Kansas and Kansas Statutes has a law for parental rights. The law is Kansas Statutes Annotated (K.S.A.) 38-141 “Parents’ rights to exercise primary control over the upbringing of their children”. If your library is not within Kansas you will need to research your state’s statutes. To wright a policy like this it is best to have a state law as reference to avoid any confusion.
Parental Rights in Your Library
May 25th, 2012 RAB