Policy Regarding Community Use of Library Space

Statement: The Mission of the Valley Falls Free Library is to inspire learning, advance education, and help our community to live, learn, and grow. To this end we will provide a common meeting space for our patrons, community O organizations, and groups to use for educational, cultural, or recreational events.
-Library space may be reserved for educational, cultural, or recreational needs.
-Library programs always take precedence over outside activities.
-No fees will be charged for non-profit groups, organization meetings, and the like. A minimal fee will be charged for events that charge admission.
– Library space may be reserved for use during library hours up to 90 days in advance.
-Reservations may be made with the library manager. The library may be reserved after library hours at the library manager’s discretion, and a small fee will be charged to pay for library staff who will open and lock the facility.
-Library space may be reserved by residents of the library district who are over 21, and who are library card holders in good standing.
-Programs hosted by outside organizations do not necessarily reflect the views of the library board/staff. These events are not library sponsored. -It is the responsibility of organization members to leave the library neat, clean, and orderly. All trash must be collected and placed in outside receptacles. In the event that enhanced cleaning is required, a fee of $50 will be assessed.
-Groups that do not leave the library in good condition or who become disorderly will lose their library meeting privileges. Appeals can only be made to the Library Board.
– Activities using materials that may cause damage to library furnishings (ie. clay, paint) must receive prior approval from library manager. Suitable protective coverings may be required.
-Refreshments may be served. Alcohol may be served in limited cases at the discretion of the library manager. Examples of acceptable use include but are not limited to wine tasting classes, paint and sip, or adult book clubs. An insurance waiver must be provided by the sponsoring organization.
-The library is not responsible for personal property and equipment belonging to groups’ usrs. Groups must assume liability insurance responsibility.
-Groups must secure public performance rights to screen films.
-All advertising for programs held by outside groups in the library must be reviewed by the library director prior to distribution.