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Wymore, Nebraska 68466
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WYMORE PUBLIC LIBRARY POLICIES


BOARD STATEMENT:

The following policies were prepared by the Board of the Wymore Public Library and serve as a directive of the Board as to the operational policy of the library. The Board unanimously adopts the policy statement of the American Library Association, the Library Bill of Rights, and the Freedom to Read statement on book selection and controversial materials (Copies attached to policy). These objectives and policies will be examined annually and may be revised at any time by action of the Board as outlined in the by-laws governing the trustees.


GENERAL LIBRARY OBJECTIVES
(Mission Statement)

Serve the community as a center of reliable information and promote educational, civic, leisure, and cultural activities through programs, services,
and cultural activities.

LIBRARY COLLECTION

The Librarian shall be responsible for the selection and purchase from the available materials those books, videos, periodicals, and other materials which best meet the interests and needs of the community.

Weeding of the collection should be done every year, if possible, and at least once every two years, using the following guidelines:

Poor physical condition.

Books that contain outdated or inaccurate information.

Material which has not circulated within the last five (5) years, with the exception of books which are considered to be classics.

For evaluation and weeding the collection, the CREW method will be used.

Revised and approved by Wymore Public Library Board: April 15, 2015


INTERNET USE POLICY

1. The Wymore Public Library does not monitor and has no control over the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content.

2. The public uses the Internet at their own risk.

3. All Internet resources accessible through the library are provided equally to the public.

4. Parents and guardians, not the library staff, are responsible for the Internet information selected and/or accessed by their children.

5. Parents may restrict their children - and only their children - from access to the Internet resources accessible through the library.

6. Parents are encouraged to supervise their children's Internet sessions.

Adopted by the Wymore Public Library Board March 1997
Reviewed and approved by the Wymore Public Library Board: April 15, 2015

CELL PHONE USAGE

1. Cell phones are to be silenced while the public is in the Wymore Public Library.

2. Cell phones are not to be used in the library to show
consideration to others using the library.

3. If a need arises the library staff will direct the public to an area for the purpose of making/receiving a phone call.

Reviewed and approved by the Wymore Public Library Board: April 15, 2015


FEES FOR COPIES

Fees for copies of items shall be determined by the librarian and posted near the copier.

Adopted and approved by the Wymore Public Library Board: April 15, 2015


FEES FOR FAXES

Fees for faxing documents shall be determined by the librarian and posted near the fax machine.

Adopted and approved by the Wymore Public Library Board: April 15, 2015


EMERGENCY AND SAFETY ISSUES

Should an emergency situation occur, call the police immediately. An emergency situation can be defined as a person's actions that could present danger to the life or safety of themselves, others, or to library property. In a medical emergency, call 911 and meet/direct the rescue squad to the emergency.

In case of a fire, staff should be aware of exits and direct patrons to the closest exit after 911 has been called. Elevator usage is prohibited.

In the case of inclement weather, such as tornadoes, the staff will alert the patrons and direct them to the safe area in the basement. The desk will close. Unattended children will be escorted to the shelter.

Adopted by the Wymore Public Library Board August 30, 2006
Reviewed and approved by the Wymore Public Library Board: April 15, 2015


DISPLAYS AND EXHIBITS

At present there is not sufficient space available for exhibits or displays of any size, although every library ideally has such space available. At the discretion of the librarian, room will try to be made for small exhibits or displays.

 

PRIVACY OF LIBRARY FILES AND PATRON INFORMATION

Information from a patron's record/card is confidential and should only be disclosed to non-library staff under these circumstances:

1. For the purposes of the recovery of lost or stolen library materials and/or fines.

2. A valid subpoena or court order.

Library records that contain information about patrons, the materials that they have used, Internet usage or any information they have asked about or for are confidential.

Adopted by the Wymore Library Board August 3, 2006
Reviewed and approved by the Wymore Public Library Board: April 15, 2015


GIFTS, BEQUESTS, MEMORIALS

A. The library accepts unrestricted gifts of books, pamphlets, periodicals, and the like with the understanding that they will be added to the library collection only when needed. The same principles of selection which are applied to purchases are applied to gifts. (See attached Gift Slip, which will be given to all donors.

1. Book may be a duplicate of an item of which the library already has a
sufficient number.

2. Book may be of interest, but not of sufficient present reference or circulation value to the library which must scrutinize every book with shelf space in mind.

3. Book may be in poor physical condition and would not justify expense
of processing, cataloging, and preparing it for circulation.


B. Unrestricted gifts of money, lands, or property will be gratefully accepted by the Board. Gifts or bequests with specific restrictions attached will be reviewed by the Board before acceptance.

C. Unrestricted gifts of books, as stipulated in Section "A" on religion, religious and fraternal orders shall be accepted, and all points of view will be given equal opportunity in order to impartially make information available to the public.

The library maintains an active policy of discarding outdated material, material no longer of interest or in demand, duplicate material, worn or mutilated copies, and material which no longer contributes to the total collection.

Because library material is purchased with public monies, no material may be given to an individual even though it is marked for discard. Discarded materials may be sold or given to another nonprofit organization at the discretion of the library director.

Gifts - Gifts of materials or funds to purchase materials are welcome. Upon receipt, all such materials or funds become the property of the library. The giver relinquishes all rights to the gift materials or funds. Gift materials may be added to the collection, sold, exchanged, given to other organizations, or discarded at the librarian's discretion.

 

GIFT SLIP

The Wymore Public Library accepts gifts of books, videos, puzzles, periodicals and the like with the understanding that they will be added to the collection only when needed.

The Wymore Public Library wishes to acknowledge the donation of the following number of items:


Received by Wymore Public Library
Date:
Donated by:

The donor will determine the dollar value of these donated materials. The Wymore Public Library would like to thank you for your tax deductible contribution.

Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Janet Roberts
Library Director

Reviewed and approved by the Wymore Public Library Board: April 15, 2015

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPENSES
CONVENTIONS, MEETINGS, SEMINARS, TRAVEL

The Library Board encourages the attendance of the librarian and library Board members at professional meetings, conferences, and conventions.

Library funds will pay for mileage on one car and registration fees for the librarian and library Board members who will attend library meetings approved by the Board. Approval is needed by the Wymore City Council for reimbursement of mileage prior to attending a meeting.

Revised and approved by the Wymore Public Library Board: April 15, 2015

 

PUBLICITY AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

PUBLICITY

All publicity concerning the library shall be under the direction of the librarian, who shall inform the public of the services the library performs and its activities as a public relations agent between the library and the community. Full advantage will be taken of all news media.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

The Board recognizes that public relations involves every person who has any connection with the library. The Board urges its own members and every staff member to realize that he or she represents the library in every public contact. Good service supports good public relations.

PUBLIC COMPUTER USAGE

1. Computers may be used by the public at the Wymore Public Library at no cost.

2. No food or drinks are allowed near the computers.

3. A sign-in sheet is provided near the computer area. The public is expected to sign in with their name and time.

4. A time limit of 1 hour will be implemented.

5. If additional time is needed to completer a session on the computer, such as but not limited to on-line classes, the public may request from the library staff, additional time up to 1 hour. If there is a waiting list for computer usage, additional time may be denied and the staff will suggest a more convenient time/day.

6. The public is expected to monitor their own time.

7. No one under the age of 8 may sit at or use the computers.

8. Anyone using the computers who damage or deface the equipment or who engage in disruptive, inappropriate, or illegal behavior, may be denied access to the library computers.

9. Intentionally displaying, receiving, or printing inappropriate materials, in any form, that may be construed as obscene, child pornographic, or harmful to minors, will result in the loss of computer and/or library privileges.

10. Black and white printouts are available and a donation is expected and accepted into the desk fund.

11. The staff will begin shutting down the computers 10 minutes before closing.

Reviewed and approved by the Wymore Public Library Board: April 15, 2015


PATRON'S REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION OF A BOOK

Author: ________________
Hardcover: ________Paperback __________
Title: ______________________________________________
Publisher (if known)___________________________________
Request initiated by: ___________________________________
Telephone: _____________
Address: _____________________________
City: ___________________ Zip Code: _______________
Complainant represents: _______________
Self: ____________________
(name organization) _____________________
(identify other group) ______________________

1. To what in the book do you object? (Please be specific; cite pages) ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________________
2. What do you feel might be the result of reading this book? ____________________________________________________
3. For what age group would you recommend this book? __________________
4. Is there anything good about this book? _________________ ____________________________________________________
5. Did you read the entire book? ________
What parts? ______________
6. Are you aware of the judgment of this book by literary critics? _________
7. What do you believe is the theme of this book? __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________
8. What would you like your library to do about this book?
______ Assign it to a special collection.
______ Withdraw it temporarily from our library collection.
______ Send it back to the publisher with reason for so doing.
9. In its place, what book of equal literary quality would you recommend that would convey as valuable a picture and perspective of our civilization? ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________

_______________________
Signature of Complainant

 

Wymore Public Library
Wymore, Nebraska

Reviewed by the Wymore Public Library Board: April 15, 2015

PHYSICAL FACILITIES

General Statement

To achieve the goal of good library service the Library Board accepts the responsibility to see that public library building facilities are provided and maintained which will adequately meet the physical requirements of modern aggressive library service. Such facilities will offer to the community a compelling invitation to enter, read, look, listen, and learn. The building will fit an expanding program of library service.

Library Use and Reservations

a. The library may be used without charge by groups within the area for meetings which are civic, cultural, and educational in nature and appropriate to the facilities.

b. Reservations are made with the librarian.

c. No additional furniture or equipment, other than that furnished by the library, is to be used without the librarian's approval.

d. There will be no smoking in the library.

e. Library programs receive first consideration in scheduling all events.


 

 Library Director
Janet Roberts

 Wymore Public Library
116 West F Street
Wymore, Nebraska 68466
402.645.3787

WymoreLibrary@hotmail.com

 Staff
Peggy Henrichs
Lynda Bryson

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Wayne Anderson