Appropriate Library Behavior Policy

Under the provisions of Chapter 43 of the Wisconsin State Statutes, specifically action 43.52(1), the Kraemer Library Board of Trustees may enact regulations that serve to insure the safety of all library staff and patrons, protect the usefulness of the materials collections and maintain order in the library.

The Kraemer Library Board is committed to providing an atmosphere where people of all ages may come to read, browse, use technology, do research, study or attend special programs.  This policy permits quiet conversation between patrons and/or staff members or conversation required to carry on library programs or business.  It is designed to preserve a reasonably quiet atmosphere where library patrons may use library services without disturbance.

Unacceptable behavior includes any activity that disturbs others, interferes with library operations, damages the building or its furnishings, as well as rudeness, profanity or any other behavior generally considered inappropriate in a public place.

This policy has been established for all patrons.  If a patron is not responsive to the needs of other library users, or disregards the policies protecting patrons, staff, and library property, the patron will be asked to leave the library.

Approved December 2005