The mission of the Sebewaing Township Library is to provide quality materials and services which fulfill educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs of the entire community in an atmosphere that is welcoming, respectful, and businesslike.
A. The library will serve all residents of the community. The Sebewaing Township Library does not impose a user fee to individuals outside the legal township boundaries. Service will not be denied or abridged because of religious, racial, social, economic, or political status; or because of mental, emotional, or physical condition; age; or sexual orientation.
It is a patron's responsibility to maintain necessary and proper standards of behavior in order to protect his/her individual rights and the rights and privileges of other patrons. If a patron creates a public nuisance, that patron may be restricted from the library and from the use of the library facilities. Those who are unwilling to leave or do not leave within a reasonable amount of time, after being instructed to do so by the staff, will be subject to the law. Patrons who are disrespectful of library property will be subject to the same, and are responsible for any damage sustained to the library or library equipment.
The Sebewaing Township Library encourages visits by young children and it is our desire to make this important visit both memorable and enjoyable for the child. Library staff is not expected to assume responsibility for the care of unsupervised children in the library.
Children of all ages are encouraged to use the library for homework, recreational reading, and program attendance. The library staff realizes that the library will be noisier at busy times and that children by nature can cause more commotion. However, children (whether with parents or not) who are being continually disruptive will be given a warning that he/she must settle down or will be asked to leave the library. If after a second warning the child continues to be disruptive, he/she will be asked to leave the library. If the child needs to contact a parent, they may do so and then wait with a staff person until the parent arrives.
An unattended child who is at the library at the time of closing will be left in the custody of the police after reasonable efforts have been made by the staff to locate the person responsible for the supervision of the child.
Items must be approved by the library director before being placed on the public bulletin board. There is a 30-day maximum for any item posted.
The library is not responsible for the personal possessions of patrons.