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Behavior

Patron Responsbilities and Conduct

It is a patron's responsibility to maintain necessary commonly recognized 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 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, should understand that the police will be called to assist. If the patron in question is under the age of 16 a parent/guardian will be contacted and patron will be asked to leave the library.

Young children:

The Forest Lodge Public 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, however, shall not be 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 required the parent/responsible person to remain in attendance throughout the program.   

Cell phone use:

Because cell phone conversations can represent an annoyance or distraction to other patrons using library resources, patrons are respectfully requested to:

          a) turn off cell phone's ringer while using the library, and,

          b) carry on any cell phone conversation outside of library premises.