Rules For Behavior

Shoes and shirt must be worn

Privileges may be limited for the following reasons

  • Damaging library property
  • Stealing library materials
  • Threatening or physically harming staff or patron

Activities not allowed in the library

  • Eating
  • Drinking
  • Smoking
  • Playing of audio equipment so that others may hear it
  • Use of a cell phone. Owner should step outside to converse with someone on such phone. An exception to this policy will be made for persons servicing library equipment who need to make a call related to the work being done.
  • Carrying a weapon into the library unless authorized by law. Any patron authorized to carry a weapon must notify library staff upon entering.
  • Bringing animals into the Library except those needed to assist a patron with a disability or for use in a library sponsored program that has been authorized by the Director.
  • Misusing or defacing the restrooms or any part of the library
  • Talking loudly, making noise or engaging in other disruptive behavior
  • Interfering with another person’s use of the library or with the library personnel’s performance of their duties.
  • Leaving a child under the age of seven (7) unattended in the library

Unattended children

  • Parents may not leave children under the age of eight (8) unattended in the library.
  • Parents or caregivers are responsible for their children’s behavior in the library. The Director or adult staff person in charge will telephone parents to come pick up or supervise their under-aged children. If they cannot be reached, a prepared note containing the “unattended children policy” will be handed to the parent or sent with the child as they leave the library. Disruptive children are defined as children who are violating the library rules and regulations as defined in library policy. Disruptive children age seven or over will be handled in the following fashion:
  • The first time a child is disruptive s/he will receive a warning.
  • The second time a child is disruptive the Director or other adult staff member will notify a parent.
  • The third disruption by this child will result in their being asked to leave the library immediately and not to return until they have given the staff member in charge a written signed note of apology.
  • Any further disruptions will result in a suspension of time for which the child may be allowed to visit the library. Parents will be contacted prior to this suspension.