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Meeting, Conference, & Study Rooms

Use of Meeting Rooms

The meeting room may be used for meetings or conferences by organizations engaged in educational, cultural, intellectual or charitable activities.
Reservations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis, but one group may not regularly schedule a meeting more often than once per month.
Meeting rooms may be used:

            Monday-Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

            Friday:  9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

            Saturday:  10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The responsibility for proper care of the facilities lies with the organization using the rooms.

         i.      Broken or damaged materials must be replaced to the satisfaction of the library trustees.

         ii.      Kitchen equipment must be washed, cleaned, and returned to its proper place.

         iii.      Furniture should be left in the arrangement in which it was found.

         iv.      All decorations should be removed after a meeting.

No smoking is allowed.
No equipment or records may be stored at the library by any organizations that use the meeting rooms.
The library is not responsible for the loss of or damage to any equipment, furniture, dishes, printed material, audio-visual material or anything else brought into the library for use by organizations or individuals in the meeting or conference rooms.  Therefore, those who use the room are discouraged from leaving any personal possessions in the library while they are not there to supervise their use.
If the DVD player, overhead projector, laptop,[1] or A/V projector are needed by a group, it must be reserved before the meeting.  A competent projectionist must operate the projector and connected library equipment.  Library staff will set up the equipment but not serve as projectionists.[2]


Use of Public Conference Room

The public conference room may be used for small meetings or conferences of 3-8 persons, for educational, cultural, intellectual or charitable activities. 
Reservations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.
Patrons will be held responsible for any damage or defacing of the conference room or furnishings.[3]No food is allowed.[4]


Use of Study Rooms

Study rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis; no reservations will be taken.
No more than two (2) people may be in each study room.
Patrons using study rooms may not bring food or drink into the room.  Violation of this rule will result in the immediate expulsion of the patron(s) from the room.
If the patron(s) using the study room is disturbing other patrons, he/she will be warned only once before being expelled from the room.
Patrons will be held responsible for any damage or defacing of the study room or furnishings.


[1] Revised 3/24/16

[2] Revised 8/22/02, 11/19/13

[3] Revised 9/11/13, 3/24/16

[4] Added 3/24/16

Library Hours
Monday        10am-8pm
Tuesday       10am-8pm
Wednesday   10am-8pm
Thursday      10am-8pm
Friday          10am-6pm
Saturday      10am-2pm
Sunday        Closed


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