Policies

The library policies are currently under review.  Included here are the policies that have been reviewed and approved by the Library Board.  Please let us know if you have any questions or comments!

Who May Use the Library

  1. The library will serve all residents of the community and the public library system area.  Service will not be denied or abridged because of religious, racial, social, economic, or political status; or because of mental, emotional, or physical condition; age; or sexual orientation.
  2. The use of the library may be denied for due cause.  Such cause may be failure to return library materials or to pay penalties, destruction of library property, disturbance of other patrons, or any other illegal, disruptive, or objectionable conduct on library premises.

Library Materials and Internet Filtering Policy Regarding Children

You, as parent or guardian, have the responsibility for yourself and your child.  The Lone Rock Library does not take your place as a parent.  An individual with a library card may check out any item in the collection.  Library staff may not tell your child what he/she can or cannot borrow.  We encourage you to set your own family rules and talk about them with your child.  The library protects you and your child’s right to know and does not monitor or control the content of material offered through the Internet.  You are responsible for your child’s use of the World Wide Web.

Patron Responsibilities and Conduct

It is a patron’s responsibility to maintain necessary and proper standards of behavior in order to protect his/her individual rights and the rights and privileges of other patrons.  If a patron creates a public nuisance, that patron may be restricted from the library and from the use of the 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 law.

Young Children

The Lone Rock Community Library encourages visits by young children and it is our desire to make this important visit both memorable and enjoyable for the child.  Library staff is not expected to assume responsibility for the care of unsupervised children in the library.

Therefore, it is library policy that all children under age six must be accompanied by a parent or designated responsible person while in the library.  Also, if the young child is attending a library program, we require the parent/responsible person to remain in the library throughout the program.

Disruptive Children

Children of all ages are encouraged to use the library for homework, recreational reading, and program attendance.  The library staff realizes that the library will be noisier at busy times and that children by nature can cause more commotion.  However, children (whether with parents or not) who are being continually disruptive will be given a warning that he/she must settle down or will be asked to leave the library.  If after a second warning the child continues to be disruptive, he/she will be asked to leave the library.  If the child needs to contact a parent, they may do so and then wait with a staff person until the parent arrives.

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