The Library offers five meetings rooms for community groups to use. Library meetings rooms are a busy community resource. In FY14 the Library hosted 1,508 community meetings in its meeting rooms. This is in addition to a very busy schedule of Library programs held in the meeting rooms.
According to Library Board Policy, “The purpose of the Library’s meeting rooms is to provide space for library programs and community events, to fulfill the Library’s role as a community center, where the public can attend informational, educational, cultural events and to champion the principle of intellectual freedom by providing a forum for the free exchange of ideas.”
The Library’s meeting rooms are designed to host small groups as well as large community gatherings. There are eligibility requirements for using the rooms. Groups using the rooms must be a non-profit corporation, candidate campaign committee, political committee, governmental subdivision or non-profit citizens group. Groups who do not meet these guidelines are encouraged to use the Library’s study rooms on the 2nd floor or check out a list of alternative meeting room sites in the community.
We recently updated our webpage with information about Library meeting rooms. You can see more information here. Groups are welcome to reserve meeting rooms online or call the Library at 319-356-5200 for staff assistance.