Circulation Policy | Juvenile

In observing the principles of equal access to information and materials for all users,The Blauvelt Free Library does not monitor, censure, or restrict access to print, audio, digital, or disc format materials for its juvenile members (anyone under 18 years of age).

Guidance on selection of materials by children is at the discretion of the parent or guardian. We encourage parents and guardians to discuss any restrictions directly with their children.

For more information, please read our policy on Free Access to Libraries for Minors.

ALA Bill of Rights

I. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.

II. Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.

III. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.

IV. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.

V. A person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.

VI. Libraries that make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.

Patron Conduct

Listed below are our policies for patron conduct. We rarely have to enforce these rules, as we have excellent patrons who are paragons of reasonable conduct. We only list them here to clearly define what we consider inappropriate behavior.

The following conduct is strongly discouraged, and may result in temporary or permanent dismissal from the library:

  1. Accessing pornographic content on our public computers.
  2. Defacement or misuse of library property.
  3. Rude or disorderly behavior toward other patrons or staff, including the use of profanity.
  4. Leaving children unattended.
  5. Screaming, yelling, running, climbing, or jumping.
  6. Offensive personal hygeine.