You'd think the kids would be there to... oh, I don't know STUDY??? But no, they're not. They're usually walking home from school and this is a pit stop along the way... they may be letting their parents believe they're studying, but they're harassing us, other patrons, eating, throwing food, being loud an obnoxious... etc... they have no respect for the space and other people. I think they'll be adopting some stronger rules regarding Trespass. Their names will be going on a list, at the very least. There are legal issues with pictures and such... but we all know the repeat offenders... it's a small town.
My point isn't that anyone should encourage these particular children to come, but rather that they should be dealt with without punishing every library patron under 25.