PATRON POLICY To allow all patrons of Hawley Public Library to use its facilities to the fullest extent during regularly scheduled hours, the Library Board of Trustees has adopted certain rules and regulations.
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WIRELESS POLICY To fulfill its mission of providing public access to information of all types in a wide range of formats, Hawley Public Library (HPL) provides access to Internet resources via wireless connections. Acceptance of an agreement containing details of our Internet Policy is required to use our WiFi.
PLEASE NOTE: Our WiFi is only available when the library is open.
COMPUTER & INTERNET USE POLICY To fulfill its mission of providing public access to information of all types in a wide range of formats, Hawley Public Library provides access to Internet resources via computers for public use.
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COMMUNITY ROOM POLICY When not in use for scheduled library programs and activities, the Hawley Library Community Room will be open to organizations engaged in educational, cultural, intellectual, civic, or charitable endeavors during regular library hours. If you're interested in using our community room, please email email@example.com to see if the space available on the date and time you require. Be sure to provide the name of your organization, and the purpose of your meeting or event. If space is available, we'll send you a Community Room Usage Policy & Agreement to complete and sign.
PLEASE NOTE: Our Community Room is NOT available during the months of June, July, and August.
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COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY Our Collection Development Policy is designed to support our library’s Mission Statement and serves as a guide for the selection, acquisition, maintenance, and retention of materials.
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LIBRARY SPONSORED PROGRAMMING POLICY A Library sponsored program is a planned public activity that is presented by library staff, authorized volunteers, or contractors. Examples include, but are not limited to, story time, lecture, workshop, discussion group, performance, book talk, demonstration, class, and panel discussion. Programs are offered for adults, young adults, and children. All Library sponsored programs are free. A materials fee may be charged if additional materials are required.
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MINOR CHILD LIBRARY CARD POLICY The Hawley Public Library welcomes children as library card applicants and encourages them to have their own library cards. It is important to note that libraries and their employees do not act on behalf of parents and guardians to monitor, control, or restrict what a child selects for reading, listening, or viewing while in the library or the materials they check out. We rely on you as parents and guardians to know and approve what library materials and services your children are using. We've included helpful information and strategies to assist you in monitoring your child's library use in this policy.
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CONFIDENTIALITY OF LIBRARY RECORDS POLICY The Hawley Public Library protects the privacy of library records and the confidentiality of patron use of the library as required by relevant laws ( 24 Pa.C.S.A. Education § 9375) and reflected in the library’s Values listed in the Library’s Mission Statement. Note that privacy and confidentiality laws apply to adult and minor patrons.
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