Below are some of the policies about the public's use of the library.
If a patron is creating a disturbance or causing problems in the Library, the library staff has the authority or right to tell that patron to leave the library. If that patron refuses to comply and continues to cause problems, the police can then be contacted to eject that patron from the library.
The Board of Trustees of the Johnsburg Public Library District offers the use of the library's meeting room to non-profit groups for educational, cultural, and civic purposes free of charge, provided such meetings are open to the general public. For-profit groups may use the room upon payment of $50 per meeting. The library and the Board of Trustees do not support any position taken by any group by virtue of allowing a group to use the public meeting room.
1. Permission to use the library's public meeting room will be based on the following considerations:
2. Any of the above conditions may be waived by the Library Director in consultation with the Board of Trustees.
3. Use of Public Meeting Room Facilities:
4. Permission to use the library's public meeting room may be denied if the group or organization has used the room in the past and failed to follow public meeting room use policies.
(Policy revised 6/8/04, 6/13/06):
Internet access is available on selected public terminals for all users of the Johnsburg Public Library. Access to the Internet is compatible with the library's endorsement of the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read and with its collection development policy. The library makes this service available as part of its mission to inform, educate, entertain and provide cultural enrichment to people of all ages throughout its service area.
The Johnsburg Public Library uses Internet filters to protect children from pornographic or extremely obscene images as required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). No filtering solution is 100% effective. The Johnsburg Public Library makes no claims that every pornographic site or image will be filtered, although the library has made a good faith effort to attempt to do this with its filters. The library’s filters may be turned off at individual stations at the request of any patron age 18 and older, as long as the request is for accessing information that is not considered illegal. The Johnsburg Public Library has no control over the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content. Information may be reliable and current or it may be inaccurate, out-of-date, controversial or even offensive to some people.
Library users access the Internet at their own discretion. Staff will assist users as time permits.
Children age 17 and under must have a signed parental permission form on file before using the Internet. AS WITH ALL LIBRARY MATERIALS, PARENTS OR GUARDIANS, NOT LIBRARY STAFF. ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPERVISING INTERNET USE BY THEIR CHILDREN.
Internet may NOT be used for chat rooms.
Users may not add, delete, or modify the equipment or programs in any way. Library users must comply with all local, state and federal laws while using Internet. Users found to have violated any laws (including, but not limited to, those concerning copyright, fraud, privacy or obscenity) will have their computer privileges revoked. Internet users who choose to conduct fee-based services while using the library's Internet are responsible for any charges that they incur.
The library charges 10 cents a page for printing in black and white from all computer workstations. Color pages are available for $1.00 per page.
Patrons may access the Internet for no more than one hour each day, unless no one else is waiting for a terminal. Usage is available on a first come-first served basis.
The library may deny or withhold computer/Internet privileges for infractions of these policies.
The Johnsburg Library accepts donations of books, DVDs, music, and videos. Boxes for the donation of old cell phones, glasses, and retired American flags are also available. Encyclopedias and magazines are not accepted as donations.
Parents are responsible for the behavior of their children while they are in the library. The Johnsburg Public Library staff is committed to help children with activities related to the library. However, the library staff cannot, nor is it their responsibility to serve as baby-sitters, teachers, or disciplinarians. In order to prevent undue disruption of normal library activities, to accommodate the general welfare of all persons using the library, and to provide general safety of children using the Johnsburg Public Library, the Library Board of Trustees has approved the following rules as policy:
The Johnsburg Public Library has recently experienced an incident involving your child, , where they were on Library grounds unattended by you or a responsible caregiver. A copy of the Library’s policy on Unattended Children is enclosed here for your attention. We ask that you review this policy and make every effort to follow it. We do not wish to suspend Library privileges for you or your family, but the safety of children as well as the proper operation of the Library is our first responsibility. If you have any questions regarding this policy or its enforcement, please contact the undersigned.
Very Truly Yours,
Board President or Library Director
Click the link below to view the manual.
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