Policies listed below were adopted before 2008 and are still in place
• Ten items total are allowed for each patron.
Public Computers & Internet Use
To fulfill its mission to provide information to the public, the Polk County Library is providing free public access to the Internet.
Library Public Access Computer Use Policy
(This policy was adopted before 2008.)
CHILDREN ALONE IN THE LIBRARY: Guidelines for Parents & Staff
Adopted on Sept. 13, 2011
The Polk County Library welcomes children. Library staff members are trained to help children with library materials and services. We want to provide a safe and appropriate environment for all library users. However, the library is a public building. The library does not have facilities or staffing to provide childcare, and childcare is not the library’s role.
Parents and caregivers are responsible for the safety, comfort, and behavior of their children while in the library. Children under the age of 10 are to be under the direct supervision of an adult (18 or older) at all times.
Library staff members will take action in the following situations:
In the above situations, library staff members will evaluate the situation and try to contact the child’s parent or guardian. If staff cannot reach the child’s parent or guardian or if the adult responsible for the child is in the library and refuses to assume responsibility for the child, the library staff will place the child in the care of the appropriate local law enforcement agency and/or library privileges will be revoked.
LIBRARY BOARD RESOLUTION
At the Polk County Library Board of Trustees meeting on December 14, 2010, the following resolution was proposed, discussed, and approved by roll call vote:
WHEREAS: the Polk County Library mission is to provide the highest quality library services possible for as many people in Polk County as possible; and
WHEREAS: high quality library services have a positive impact on the quality of life for the people who live in Polk County; and
WHEREAS: the quality and the availability of library services are evaluation factors used by business, industry, and philanthropic organizations in determining investment in an area; and
WHEREAS: the library for several years has been in fiscal distress related to millage revenues and expenditures;
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Polk County Library Board of Trustees on behalf of the taxpayers of Polk County practice good stewardship of the library funds as follows: