So that all may have a safe, fair, and pleasant opportunity to patronize the public libraries in Perry County, please observe the following while in the library:

  • No smoking or using tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes
  • The library is not responsible for personal belongings of patrons
  • Mute electronic devices
  • Appropriate dress (shirts are required, wet bathing suits are prohibited)
  • No soliciting, petitioning, distributing written materials, or canvassing for political, charitable, or religious purposes
  • No soliciting of library patrons or staff for money, items, or services
  • Any behavior which is disruptive or which hinders others’ use of the facilities or library staffs’ ability to do their jobs is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to:

o  Refusing to comply with library staff requests

o  Displaying text or graphics which are sexually explicit, pornographic, obscene or offensive

o  Using threatening or obscene language or gestures

o  Harassing or threatening other patrons or library employees to annoy, intimidate, cause fear or provoke violence

o  Verbal, physical, or sexual harassment of patrons or staff

o  Accessing library staff areas without permission

o  Damaging, destroying, or tampering with library property

o  Public intoxication

o  Criminal acts, including illegal use of drugs.

Patrons who violate any of these guidelines will be given notice of this policy. A violation may result in a patron’s suspension of library privileges, permanent expulsion from the library, or criminal prosecution or other legal action, as appropriate.