General It is a patron’s responsibility to maintain necessary and proper standards of behavior and hygiene in order to protect his/her individual rights and the rights and privileges of others. If a patron creates a “public nuisance,” that patron may be restricted from the Library and the use of library facilities. Those who are unwilling to leave or do not leave within a reasonable amount of time, after being instructed to do so by the staff, will be subject to the actions of law enforcement.
Children Children under the age of 10 should be accompanied by an adult while on library property or while attending library functions. Those responsible for children ages 6 and under should remain within sight of the child. Those adults acting as the responsible party for a minor child are responsible for the child’s behavior and compliance with library policy. Children who are disruptive or causing a “public nuisance” are subject to the same general policy of behavior as other library users.
Prohibited behaviors Smoking within 25 feet of doorways
Tobacco use or Vaping
Food and drink within the library, except with permission
Alcohol use or drunkenness
Illegal substance abuse or influence
Disrespect of staff and other patrons
Damaging of library property
Entering staff areas
Disrupting the general use of the library for others
Hampering the ability of the staff to do their jobs effectively
For the purposes of this policy a “public nuisance,” is one who infringes on the rights of other library users through loud behavior, violence, poor hygiene, misuse of library materials and/or equipment, lack of obedience to library policy, etc.