Is it a library or child-play centre?

Primary role questioned: Kogarah library doesn't have "the staff, resources, and safety features" to act as a child-minding or child-play centre.
Primary role questioned: Kogarah library doesn't have "the staff, resources, and safety features" to act as a child-minding or child-play centre.

Library or child-play?

In the community, a child-minding or child-play centre is required to have a certain number of staff, resources, and safety features. 

The Kogarah Library does not fulfill such a requirement. 

The story about ‘‘Library not just books‘‘ (Leader, July 25) is misleading and one-sided.

Outside the advertised play group times, the Chinese mothers and grandparents bring the bubs to the library.

These small toddlers climb the stairs and seats, run between bookshelves, push their arms between the glass panels on the ground level balustrades, cry and laugh, are feed inside the library, play with the books, newspapers, DVDs & CDs.

Is it the work responsibility of library assistants to watch over the play activities of toddlers visiting the library with their mothers or grandparents?

I didn’t come to the Kogarah Library to be confronted with crying and squawking children, and chattering mothers and grandparents.  

T Kot, Kogarah