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Bulletin Boards

The purpose of the Reed Memorial Library public bulletin board and information stand is to provide information to patrons about educational, cultural or welfare activities of broad general interest to the public. To fulfill that purpose, the policy for posting flyers, posters and brochures has been made to be as general and generous as possible for non-profit organizations.

All flyers must be approved by the Public Services Manager.

Donations

The library has always been favored as a beneficiary of gifts. Since additions to the library's resources assist in carrying out the library's purpose, they are always encouraged and welcome.

Monetary, estate, and similar donations should be handled through the Reed Memorial Library Foundation.

AT THIS TIME WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING DONATIONS OF ANY MATERIALS FOR THE FRIENDS OF RML

Donating Materials to the Friends of Reed Memorial Library   

Acceptable donations:

  • Hard cover fiction and non-fiction
  • Children’s books
  • Paperbacks
  • Puzzles
  • DVDs
  • Audiobooks


We cannot accept:
Home recorded VHS or cassette tapes
Organizational pamphlets (business, religious, political, etc.)
Encyclopedias
Textbooks more than two (2) years old


If you have more than four (4) boxes of books to donate, please call 330-858-3818 to set up a date and time to drop them off. Library staff are not available to help carry boxes into the library and space is limited.
We can no longer pick up books at your residence -- insurance rules prohibit it.
We stop accepting donations three (3) weeks before the spring and fall book sales.
You may put books that do not meet our criteria into the recycle bin behind the library -- this will still generate funds for the library.
Please make sure your containers/bags are clean and do not have personal items that you do not intend to donate.

You may drop off your donations at the Public Services desk.

Library Patron Behavior Policy

Mutual respect makes it possible for everyone to enjoy library materials and services.

Reed Memorial Library has a guiding principle for how to act in the library: each patron should be respectful of each other and behave in a manner that does not disrupt or interfere with the rights of others. The Board of Trustees has the responsibility to set policies for behavior in the public library. The goals of the policy are:

Protect the rights of individuals to use the library property, materials and services;
Protect the rights of staff and volunteers to perform work without interference;
Preserve library materials and the library facility;
Ensure the safety of all library patrons, volunteers and staff members.

The rules will be enforced uniformly and fairly. These rules are posted in the Library:

1. Any behavior which is disruptive or disrespectful of others is not allowed. Some examples of inappropriate behavior are:

Abusive or vulgar language

Physical, sexual or verbal harassment or intimidation of others. This includes such behavior using the library’s computers.

Loud talking

Fighting.

Using any personal listening equipment at a level that can be heard by others.

Singing along with the above players.

Preventing staff from performing their jobs.

Damaging library materials, equipment, the property or the facility.

Behavior which jeopardizes safety.

Skateboarding, rollerblading or blocking pedestrian paths with bicycles or people.

Conversations in the quiet reading room (magazine room).

Over-expressive personal affection: kissing, hugging, sitting on laps, etc.

Using a mask or other articles to obscure ones face or identity.

2. Polite, brief and quiet cell phone conversations are allowed.

3. Seating is limited to the number of persons for which the furniture was designed.

4. Selling products or services or soliciting donations is not permitted in the Library, except as part of a library sponsored program.

5. Animals, except those used to aid the disabled, are not permitted unless they are part of a library-sponsored program.

6. Use of tobacco, alcohol and/or unauthorized drugs in any form anywhere on library property (inside or outside) is not allowed. (Ohio Revised Code)

7. Weapons or look-alikes of any kind are not permitted inside the Library building, either concealed or in plain view, unless the owner of the weapon is a law enforcement officer.

(Ohio Revised Code)

8. Library attire will be appropriate for a public building, including shoes and shirts.

9. The Library reserves the right to limit the number of individuals who may gather together and impede access to any part of the facility.

10. The Library allows covered beverages in the building. No food is allowed in public areas, except as associated with programs.

11. The Library reserves the right to inspect all bags, purses, briefcases, packs, listening equipment and overcoats for library materials. Video surveillance and theft alarms are in place.

Consequences:

The rules are enforced by Library staff, security and police officers. The persons in charge are trained and good natured and will tolerate a wide range of behaviors. But if a person ignores the Library’s rules on good behavior, action will be taken. First, the person will be warned. If the person ignores the warning, the person will be asked to leave the library. Repeat offenders may be banned for a week, a month or more. Serious offenses will result in immediate banning and police action if necessary. Trespass charges may be filed in egregious circumstances. Persons who want to discuss these rules may appeal to the Library Director. If dissatisfied, the appeal may be sent to the Board of Trustees.

Internet Acceptable Use

The Internet is a global network with no governmental control of its users or contents. Information accessed through the Internet may be controversial in nature. The library is not responsible for the content or accuracy of the Internet and the World Wide Web. The library cannot be responsible for computer problems, network outages or other access problems which may occur.

Library public access computers are filtered for content but patrons must still assume responsibility for their child's use of the Internet through Reed Memorial Library. Only parents may restrict Internet resources chosen by their children.

Anyone is free to use the library's Internet computers. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. By acknowledging the usage agreement when accessing the Internet on a library computer, patrons agree to abide by the Internet use rules.

A copy of the complete policy is available at the Public Services desk.

Privacy Statement

The Reed Memorial Library website is provided for information purposes only.

Reed Memorial Library collects no personal information from website visitors. Reed Memorial Library uses cookies to collect traffic data for analysis, and Reed Memorial Library uses Google Analytics to track general use, but does not track or permanently record information about individuals and their visits.

While the information contained within the website is periodically updated, no guarantee is given that the information provided in the website is correct, complete, and up-to-date.

Through the website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of Reed Memorial Library. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

All users of the website agree to hold Reed Memorial Library harmless from any and all claims, losses, damages, obligations or liabilities, directly or indirectly relating to the website and/or the networked information available via the website, caused thereby or arising therefrom. In no event shall Reed Memorial Library have any liability for lost profits or for indirect, special, punitive, or consequential damages or any liability to any third party, even if Reed Memorial Library  is advised of the possibility of such damages.