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Dryden Township Library

Code of Conduct

To allow all patrons of the Dryden Township Library to use its facilities to the fullest extent during regular hours, the Library has adopted the following rules and regulations.

*Patron shall engage in activities associated with the use of a public library. Patrons not reading, studying, or using the Library materials may be required to leave the building.

*Patrons shall respect the rights of other patrons. Patrons shall not harass or annoy others through noisy or boisterous activities, by staring at another person with the intent to annoy that person, by following another person about the building with the intent to annoy that person, by playing audio equipment so that others can hear it, by singing or talking loudly to others or in monologues, or by displaying print or nonprint materials of a sexually explicit nature, deemed harmful to minors according to Michigan law, or offensive to others, or by behaving in a manner that can reasonably be expected to disturb others.

*Patrons shall not smoke or use tobacco products in the building, or consume food or beverages anywhere in the building.

*Patrons shall not interfere with the use of the library by other patrons, or interfere with library employees' performance of their duties.

*Patrons shall not deface or mar library meterials including books, magazines, newspapers, recordings or other items of the library collection. Nor shall they deface, mar or in any way destroy or damage library furnishings, walls, machines, or other library property.

*Patrons shall not enter the building without shirt or shoes. Roller blades are not allowed in the library.

*Patrons shall not bring pets or animals into the library, other than service dogs.

*Cell phones must be turned off or muted in the library. Outgoing calls may be made from the vestibule.

*The behavior and activities of minors is the direct responsibility of their parent/guardian.

*Any patron who violates these rules and regulations may be denied the privilege of access to the library by the Library Board of Trustees, on the recommendation of the Library Director. A patron whose privileges have been denied may have the decision reviewed by the Board of Trustees.