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 library. “Library” shall mean all parts of the interior of the library including, without limitation, the entrance and parking lot to the library. These rules may be enforced by suspending the privilege of a violator to use the library.
Library staff will intervene to prohibit any of the activities or behaviors listed below. Violators will be asked to stop each activity immediately. If the activity/behavior continues, he or she will be instructed to leave the library for the balance of that day. Repeat violations can result in one week to one month suspension.
The room may only be reserved for use during normal library hours. Entry to the building will not be before 10:00 a.m. and must be vacated by 8:15 p.m.
Any individual, group or organization wishing to use the meeting room must complete an application and return it to the Library's Reference Desk at least one week in advance of the scheduled date.
After reviewing the application, the applicant will be notified if their request for the use of the room has been approved. The room cannot be used without prior approval.
Any individual, group or organization is responsible for any property damage that may occur when using the room. Noise must be maintained at a level that demonstrates consideration for the Meeting Room's close proximity to the Library's general reading/study area
All individuals or groups are responsible to the their own set-up and clean-up. The room must be left clean and in orderly condition. All meetings must be terminated fifteen minutes prior to closing and the building must be vacated by closing.
NO SMOKING IS ALLOWED IN THE MEETING ROOM OR ANYWHERE IN THE LIBRARY
ROOM CAPACITY MUST NOT EXCEED 20 INDIVIDUALS.