The Perry County Public Library has several rooms available for meetings and programs. The primary purpose of these rooms is to provide appropriate space for Library meetings and programs to support and promote the Library's mission of providing free and easy access to information, entertainment and educational materials. However, when the rooms are not being used by the Library or by its support groups, they will be available for use by community groups, organizations and individuals. In accordance with the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights and its interpretation pertaining to meeting rooms, the library does not limit use of the meeting room(s) based on the subject matter or content of the meeting or on the beliefs or affiliations of the meeting's sponsors.
Except for library and library-related programs, groups/individuals may not monopolize the use of the meeting room(s); limited series of weekly or daily meetings may be scheduled at the discretion of the library director. Fees, rules, and procedures for the use of the meeting room(s) are established by the Perry County Public Library Board of Trustees and are reviewed annually.
Use of the meeting room(s) does not imply endorsement, support, or co-sponsorship by the Perry County Public Library of the activities that take place in the meeting room or of the beliefs of the group using the meeting room. Groups or individuals using the meeting room may not imply that the event or program is sponsored, co-sponsored, or endorsed by the library in any advertising or publicity.
Requests will be handled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Admission fees may not be charged, except for programs sponsored by the library or by not-for-profit groups or institutions pre-approved on a case-by-case basis.
The library reserves the right to deny use of the meeting rooms to any and all groups or organizations that does not comply with Library Meeting Room Use policies.
Meeting Rooms will be assigned by the PCPL Meeting Room Scheduler based on availability and the number of participants. (If equipment is needed for these rooms, see available equipment list) The rooms that may be available for scheduling are listed below.
If sound and lighting is requested and available during the time the library is closed, a $30.00 per hour (or any portion of an hour) non-refundable fee will be charged. If additional equipment is needed, a refundable deposit fee will be required.
There are no fees charged for meeting room use.
No admission fee, other costs, or required donation shall be charged for attendance at meetings in the public library. Membership fees may not be collected at the library and must be collected off site. No products, services, or memberships may be advertised, solicited or sold.
Meeting rooms are available 7 days per week, 9am-9pm, excluding days the library is closed for a holiday, inclement weather, unforeseen closures due to utility loss or other emergencies and election days.
Requests for use of the meeting rooms should be directed to the PCPL Meeting Room Scheduler at 606-436-2475 or by completing the Meeting Room Reservation Request Form which is available at the PCPL circulation desk. In order to process requests in a timely manner, requests must be received at least 2 working days prior to any meeting held in the auditorium when sound and/or lighting is requested. (All groups not affiliated with PCPL are required to provide the number of attendees to PCPL.)
A 48 hour notice must be given to the PCPL Meeting Room Scheduler for cancellation of meetings held in the auditorium requiring sound and/or lighting. The library reserves the right to cancel any meeting room reservation for operational reasons. The Library will provide as much notice of a cancelled reservation as is feasible.
The library will make every reasonable accommodation to assist qualified disabled persons wishing to make use of the library facilities or services. If such accommodation is required, patrons are asked to notify any library employee. For more information call 436-2475.
If a Fire Alarm sounds, refer to the evacuation route maps posted on the back door of the meeting room(s) and/or auditorium you are using.
The library will make every reasonable accommodation to assist qualified disabled persons wishing to make use of library facilities or services. If such accommodation is required, patrons are asked to notify any library employee.
Perry County Public Library
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