- The Glover-Spencer
Memorial Library strives to meet the informational needs of the
community. To accomplish this we will: provide high-interest
materials, both contemporary and traditional, appropriate for all ages;
respond to the community needs for library services and programs; ensure
a trained, courteous staff in a welcoming environment; serve as an
access point to supplemental information; support life-long learning and
the enrichment of leisure time.
- We hope that the
families who use our library will see our facilities as warm, inviting,
and fun places to be. We also hope that children will visit the
library and develop a life-long love of books, reading, and
libraries. However, we remind parents and guardians that they are
responsible for their children while they are at the library or
- Parents and
guardians are responsible for the juvenile children while their children
are at the library. Children who are unable to look out for their
own safety shall not be left unattended at the library. In no
event may children ages seven or younger be left unattended in the
Computer Use Policy
- The Glover-Spencer
Memorial Library provides access to the internet as one means of
fulfilling its mission to inform, educate, entertain, and culturally
enrich by providing books and other library resources, facilities and
professional services for use by all individuals. All internet
resources accessible through the library are provided equally to all
users, with the understanding that it is the individual user's
responsibility to demonstrate judgment, respect for others, and
appropriate conduct while using public library resources and facilities.
- Minor children must
have a parent sign an Internet Permission Form in the presence of
a library employee in order to use the internet. Parents who
believe their children cannot responsibly use the library's internet
access are requested to monitor their children's internet use.
- Internet computers
will not be used for illegal activity, to access illegal materials, or
to access materials that by local community standards would be obscene.
downloading, or modification of software is prohibited, except for users
saving their work or downloading internet content to their own
floppy diskettes, USB flash drives, or CD/DVD-R.
- Users will respect
copyright laws and licensing agreements.
- Users will not make
any attempt to gain unauthorized access to restricted files or networks,
or to damage or modify computer equipment or software.
- Prompt payment is
required by users who incur charges for printing or other authorized
- Users must sign up
to use computer terminals on a next-available basis. Terminals
will not be reserved for persons who are not in the immediate vicinity
when their name is called.
- Access sessions
will be limited to thirty minutes unless otherwise authorized by the
librarian in charge.
- Users must end
their session and leave the terminal when asked to do so by authorized
library staff, even if they have not completed their access session.
- Upon completion of
an internet access session, a user may be required to wait thirty
minutes before signing up for another session.
- The librarian in
charge may establish the number of access sessions available per day,
per user; such limitations will be dependent on demand in order to
provide access for a variety of users.
- Users will respect
the privacy of other users, and will refrain from attempting to view or
read material being used by others. Library staff and patrons must
comply with applicable laws prohibiting disclosure, use, or
dissemination of personal information regarding library users, including
- By mutual consent,
two persons may share one access session as long as their behavior or
conversation does not disturb other users or library staff.
- When library
employees believe that a user has failed to comply with the Internet and
Computer Use Policy, and/or the Rules of Conduct, they are authorized to
terminate any user's access session or to prohibit a user from
subsequent access sessions for up to two weeks from the date of
informing the user of that action. After a hearing before the
library's administrative authority, a library patron may be permanently
barred from computer or internet access from the library.
- Computer users
whose access session has been terminated or prohibited may protest the
action and/or request that privileges be reinstated by appealing to the
Library Board of Trustees during one of the board's scheduled monthly
meetings. Notice of intent to appeal should be made in advance so
that the issue can be added to the meeting agenda.
Friends of the Rush
- The Friends of the
Library, Inc., is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting with
the funding and improvement of the library. Each year the Friends
of the Library assist with the purchase of numerous books and
videos, and support other library expenses. Everyone is encouraged to join. Individual annual
membership is $5.00, and additional donations are welcome.
Contact the library director to join or for more information.
Library Board of
- The Library Board
of Trustees meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in
the library. The meeting agenda is posted 24-hours or more in