Is the meeting room available for public use?
The meeting room in the Sturm Memorial Library is to be used for recreational and educational meetings by organizations, individuals and businesses in the Library service area. The meeting room can be used between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. seven days a week. Reservations can be made with any of the library staff.
The meeting room will not be booked more than 60 days in advance. To ensure equitable access, organizations and individuals are limited to using the meeting room for no more than four hours per day and no more than one reservation (day) per week.
The meeting room cannot be used for:
The Library will consider requests from local, non-profit organizations to conduct certain types of fundraising activities.
No admission fee, registration fee or solicitation of donations from the general public is allowed.
The Library will not provide and/or store equipment and supplies to anyone using the meeting room.
Use of the Library’s name and address may not be used in any official capacity to advertise events in the meeting room. No posting of signs outside of the meeting room or the Library is allowed. Events or meetings will not be publicized in a manner which suggests library sponsorship or affiliation. Use of the Library meeting room does not imply endorsement by the Library, its staff or the Board of Trustees.
Maximum capacity of people allowed is 30.
If the meeting room is used while the Library is closed, users must sign up for a key to the main entrance and meeting room. The following apply:
Food and drinks are allowed as long as all supplies are provided by user and everything is cleaned before leaving. No one is allowed to use library supplies at any time. Smoking and alcoholic beverages are not allowed.
Users will leave the meeting room as they found it – tables and chairs wiped down and in order, floors clear of obvious debris and the garbage emptied and carried out if at all possible.
Users agree to abide by all regulations of the Library relating to the use of the meeting room and accept responsibility for all damages caused to the building and/or equipment beyond normal wear.
The Library assumes no liability for groups or individuals using the meeting room. The Library is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items belonging to anyone using the meeting room.
Any disagreements with this policy shall be directed to the Library Director and/or Library Board.