Haddonfield Public Library
60 Haddon Avenue N. Haddonfield, NJ 08033-2469 · 856-429-1304
Mon-Thurs 10am-9pm Fri 10am-6pm Sat 10am-5pm Sun 1pm-5pm
"Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation."
- Walter Cronkite, renowned newscaster and journalist
The Haddonfield Public Library is a community resource providing access to information and facilities where ideas are exchanged. As part of the library’s public service mission, the Library makes its meeting room available to groups and individuals. The use of the meeting room is subject to the Library’s Code of Conduct and other policies, rules and regulations of the Haddonfield Public Library.
General Information: The meeting room of the Haddonfield Public Library is located on the lower level of the Library, adjacent to the Children’s Department. When the meeting room is configured for a speaker’s presentation with audience chairs, it can comfortably hold about thirty two people. The meeting room is available for booking only up to the posted or legal occupancy limitation for the room as determined by the location’s prevailing ordinance and existing safety codes and rules of the library. All meetings held in the meeting room are open to the public.
No person or group will be denied use of the meeting rooms based on race, sex, religion, political affiliation, age, creed, color, national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation, or disability.
Library Use: The main purpose of the meeting room is for programs, activities and services sponsored by or relating to the Haddonfield Public Library. First priority for meeting room use is always given to the Haddonfield Public Library events.
Use by Other Organizations: When not in use by the Library, the meeting room may be used by official government agencies or boards or by any not-for-profit, non-commercial group or organizations for educational, cultural, intellectual, or charitable purposes.
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The Meeting Room Policy is currently under review and is subject to change. The Library Company Room referred to below no longer exists as it has been reconfigured during the renovation and renamed the Research Commons. The following is the policy as most recently updated in December 2014:
- General information: The Meeting Room of the Haddonfield Public Library (also known as the Library Conference Room) is located on the lower level of the Library, adjacent to the Children’s Department. It is not handicapped accessible. With chairs, it can comfortably hold about thirty-five people.
- Because it contains collections that must be accessible to the public, The Library Company Room (also known as the Rare Book Room or the New Jersey Room) normally is not available for meetings.
- Library Use: The main purpose of the meeting room is for programs, activities and services sponsored by or relating to the Haddonfield Public Library.
- Use by Other Organizations: When not in use by the Library, the meeting room may be used by official government agencies or boards or by any not-for-profit, non-commercial group or organization for educational, cultural, intellectual, or charitable purposes. Preference shall be given to organizations or groups based in Haddonfield.
- Times Available: The meeting room normally will be available for use only during those hours when the Library is open.
- Fees: There is no charge for using the meeting room. Groups using the room for public meetings shall not charge a fee.
- Organization Responsibilities: Each organization shall be responsible for setting up the meeting room to meet its own needs, and for returning the meeting room to its original condition at the conclusion of the meeting.
- Requests for Use: Requests for use of the meeting room shall be made in advance through the Director or his or her designee. Special arrangements, such as the serving of refreshments, shall be made in advance through the Director.
- Meetings held in library meeting rooms must be open to the public.
Adopted by the Library
Board of Trustees
May 21, 1996
Rev. 11/09 and Dec. 2014