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Meeting Area Policy


Lisbon Public Library has no public meeting rooms for meetings or programs. The meeting area is in the library itself around a table for educational, philanthropic, cultural, recreational, or civic in nature, where a diversity of viewpoints is permitted, and for other functions, which, in the judgment of the Board of Trustees, will benefit the residents of the community.

Statement of Policy

  1. Use of the facilities for Library, Library-affiliated, or Library-sponsored/co-sponsored meetings or programs shall have priority over all other requests.  Thereafter, requests are considered in the following order:
    1. Federal, State, County, and City governments and their agencies.
    2. All other uses are on an equal-access, content neutral, first come, first served basis.
  2. Scheduling of a meeting or program of a group or organization in the Library does not in any way constitute an endorsement by the Library of the group or organization, its activities, or of the ideas and opinions expressed during the course of meetings or programs held at the Library. 
  3. The use of the name, address, or telephone number of the Lisbon Public Library as the address, contact information, or headquarters for any group or organization using the Library for meeting purposes is prohibited.
  4. Publicity generated by a group advertising a meeting at the Library may recite the Library name and address only.  Any other mention requires the express approval of the Library Director.
  5. The Library does not provide storage space for any person, group, or organization.
  6. Refreshments are allowed, but care must be taken to avoid damaging carpets, furniture, or other library property.  Failure to comply may result in charges and forfeiture of future use. 
  7. The Library shall not be held responsible for the security of property owned by any individual or group using the meeting area.

Prohibited Activities and Uses

  1. Activities are prohibited which the staff believes may cause damage to persons or property or threaten the security of the facility.
  2. Use by individuals, groups, or organizations failing to abide by library policies is prohibited.
  3. Activities are prohibited for which fees are charged, except when prior authorization has been issued by the Library Director (such as author talks with books available for purchase).
  4. Activities are prohibited after library closing hours unless authorized by the director/trustees.
  5. Attaching items to walls or ceilings is prohibited.
  6. The use of any tobacco products is prohibited.

Scheduling and Rates

  1. Areas are scheduled by administrative staff on a calendar year basis.
  2. City and County government usage is not charged.
  3. Meeting area fees:  none
  4. Cancellations must be made at least 2 days in advance of scheduled meeting.

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