Our library is a public pathway that enriches
our community culturally, intellectually,
technologically, recreationally and socially.
Adopted by the Library Board of Trustees
The Maury Loontjens Memorial Library offers limited exhibit space for displaying student projects, collections of photographs or art work.
• Consideration for an exhibit is at the discretion of the Library Director.
• The overall impact on the day to day library operations, safety of patrons and the length of time requested for display will be weighed.
• The library does have equipment to display materials.
• The installation and dismantling of the exhibits rests with the owner of the display items. Adhering tape or other materials that may damage walls will not be allowed.
• Library staff are not available to monitor displays, therefore the library cannot be held responsible for materials that may become damaged, lost or stolen.
• Selling pieces of an exhibit are prohibited unless it is for the purpose of library fundraising.
Adopted by the Library Board of Trustees March 2017
As part of the library’s commitment to provide access to information beyond the library’s physical collection, the following policy governs access to digital resources for everyone regardless of age.
Internet Access, Public Computer Use and Printing Policies
Users of the Internet and wireless network are reminded that it is not a secure environment. The library is not responsible for any sharing of sensitive information such as banking or personal information.
Due to the vast amount of information available on the Internet, users should be aware that information can be inaccurate, out dated or offensive to others. The Library is not responsible for any material accessed on the Internet.
A library card or guest pass with a photo ID is required to use the Internet computers or word processors which are governed by management software. Users will be required to agree to user policies when using the system.
The library’s public computers do not allow for any information to be permanently saved, this is to protect the users. Users should protect their work by saving personal documents to a personal device or by the use of email. The library does have USB drives available for use or for sale. The library is not responsible for any work not saved as recommended above.
The library network uses a filtering software as required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act of 2003 (CIPA). Filters can unintentionally block access to materials that are appropriate, therefore staff can override filters under certain circumstances. Please see a library supervisor for more information.
Acceptable Use of Library Computers/Equipment
Library staff have the right to monitor computer use should users violate this use policy and can ask for violators to leave the computer and or library. Staff have been directed to notify the authorities as necessary.
Intentional misuse of library equipment for the purpose of illegal, unethical and unauthorized activities will not be allowed.
Any attempt to alter, hack or break into computer systems is prohibited.
All users are expected to be courteous and ethical in their use of library equipment.
Internet computers are in a public area therefore standards of acceptable use will be enforced.
Sensitivity to the content viewed should be considered.
All users are required to adhere to copyright law, licensing agreements and individual website policies.
Parents, not staff, are responsible for their children’s use of library computers and the information they access. The library is not responsible for content found on the Internet.
Library staff continue to keep patron’s information, computer use and accessed materials confidential and private. Authorities requesting access will be required to produce appropriate paperwork for the library director or library trustee.
The public library, unlike schools, does not serve in loco parentis (in place of a parent). Librarians cannot act in the place of parents in providing constant care and supervision of children as they explore the Internet. The responsibility for what a minor, reads or views on the Internet rests with parents and guardians. As mentioned above, the library uses filters as required by law. It is important to note that the library recognizes that such filtering software is far from perfect; it can allow some inappropriate content to pass through and it can block appropriate sites. Parents should review guidelines with their children to ensure a positive on-line experience at home and here at the library.
Guidelines for Computer Use with Children:
These rules apply to everyone in the Maury Loontjens Memorial Library. “Library” shall mean all parts of the interior of the library including, the entrance and parking lot to the library. These rules may be enforced by suspending the privilege of using the library.
Library staff will intervene any of the activities or behaviors listed below by asking offenders to stop any disruptive activity immediately. If the activity/behavior continues, he or she will be instructed to leave the library for the balance of that day. Repeat offenses can result in long term suspension of library privileges.
1. Patrons may not steal, damage or alter any property of the library including all equipment, software and programs.
2. Tobacco, illegal drugs or alcohol use of any kind is prohibited.
3. Patrons must refrain from bringing in any food, and all beverage containers must be covered. Exceptions are made for library programming in designated areas.
4. Patrons will not harass or threaten anyone in the library.
5. There is no riding of skateboards, scooters, bikes or roller blades (including “heelys”) in the library or on library ramp.
6. Bicycles must not be parked near the entrance, the stairway or ramp area. Bicycle racks are provided and locks are highly recommended.
7. Patrons are expected to wear appropriate clothing including shirts, shoes and bathing suit cover-ups when appropriate. Indecent exposure will not be tolerated.
8. Weapons of any kind are banned from the library except by law enforcement.
9. Sleeping is not allowed in any part of the library with the exception of young children.
10. Patrons are not allowed in the library when it is closed (except for special library events).
11. Only petitions that benefits the library are allowed.
12. Parents are responsible for their children’s behavior.
13. Children under 10 years old cannot to be left unattended. See Children’s Library Use Policy.
14. Patrons who disturb staff or other patrons with inappropriate behavior, language, or actions will be warned; continued disruptive activities can lead to library privileges being suspended. Judgment is at the staff’s discretion.
15. No talking or tutoring in the quiet study or computer room.
16. Phone use is acceptable as long as it is done quietly. If conversations are too loud or disturbing other users, phones should be taken outside in our vestibule entry.
17. Follow library opening and closing times respectfully.
18. No pets are allowed with the exception of properly documented service dogs.
Adopted by the Library Board of Trustees March 2017
The Maury Loontjens Memorial Library is dedicated to providing a welcoming and safe environment that encourages children to visit the Library, attend programs, and use the library resources. Library staff are available to assist and support children in using the library. Should you have questions or concerns regarding this policy please see a member for more information.
• Parents are responsible for their own children’s safety and behavior at all times within the library (“library” is defined as all parts of the interior of the library, including the entrance and library parking lot).
• Library staff cannot be responsible for the care and supervision of children who are using the library.
• All Library users are expected to behave appropriately and abide by the Library’s Rules for Patron Conduct
• A verbal warning for disruptive behavior will be given. Should a second warning be required the child will lose library privileges for the day. Parents or the police, will be called if necessary. Should disruptive behavior continue to be a problem, privileges will be taken away for a longer period of time.
• Children ages 10 & up are allowed to be “on their own” in the library. Adults and caregivers must be at least 14 years old and remain in the library building at all times with children under the age of 10. The parents or the police will be called if should a child be found unattended.
• Parents should be respectful of library hours and pick up children accordingly. Staff members will call the police when the library closes should children remain.
Adopted by the Library Board of Trustees March 2017
The Maury Loontjens Memorial Library strives to provide comfortable meeting space for non-commercial, cultural, informational, educational, intellectual and civic purposes.
The library offers a small Conference Room that can host meetings, workshops or trainings for organizations or community groups that do not charge for attendance. For more detailed information and a photo of the space, please go to www.narlib.org. Library use takes priority. This room is not available for personal business, social or fundraising purposes. Use of the Small Conference Room does not constitute library endorsement of the viewpoints expressed by the programs or it’s participants.
Please note: The Program Room/Quiet Study are for library sponsored events only.
Policies for Use of Small Conference Room:
• Priority is given to groups, however arrangements can be made for conference calls, proctoring student exams or testing for a max. of 4 hours.
• To reserve the room, call or visit the Reference Desk to schedule a date and time. Prior to the meeting a designated contact will need to sign the policy agreement for using the space.
• The designated contact is responsible for adhering to the Meeting Space Policy, for the conduct of attendees as described in the Library Patron Rules of Conduct, for the cleanliness of the room, and for any damage to library property that may occur while using the room.
• The Small Conference Room is available during the regular library hours and must end 15 minutes prior to closing time.
• Meetings can be booked up to 30 days in advance. Regularly scheduled meetings (for example, every 1st Monday of the month) cannot be guaranteed.
• The library provides chairs and tables. Room set-up and clean-up is the responsibility of the user group. All furniture must be returned to its original placement. Other equipment may be available for use with prior arrangement and is dependent upon the availability of equipment and staff.
• Groups may serve light refreshments; drinks must be in covered containers.
• The library reserves the right to refuse the use of the Small Conference Room to any group should there be conflicts with the ordinary functions and activities of the library. Judgement is at the discretion of the Library Director.
• Failure to abide by the library’s Meeting Space Use Policy can result in the loss of privileges for future use of the Small Conference Room.
Approved by the Library Board of Trustees March 2017