Internet Use Policy

Objective:  The Polk Public Library will provide access to the Internet as a means to enhance the information and learning opportunities for the citizens of the library’s service area.  The Library Advisory Board has established the “Internet Use Policy” to ensure appropriate and effective use of this resource.  Access to the Internet is available to all patrons through WiFi and DSL cable.  These services may be restricted at any time if a patron is not consistent with the guidelines.

Guidelines:

Users may use the Internet for research and acquisition of information to a address their educational, vocational, cultural, and recreational needs.

Users may use the Internet for receipt and transmission of electronic mail as long as they use a free service which is established and maintained by them; the library is unable to manage electronic accounts for any organization or individual.

Internet use if offered in thirty (30) minute sessions on a first-come basis; each user is allowed one session.  If there are no other patrons waiting for the service at the end of a session, the user can have another session.

Users will respect and uphold copyright laws and all other applicable laws and regulations; they will not use it for illegal purposes.

Users will respect the right and privacy of others by not accessing private files.  Patrons must delete any documents they established while on the computer.

Users agree not to incur any costs for the library through their use of the Internet service.

Users shall not create and /or distribute computer viruses over the internet.

Users shall not create new programs or alter basic computer set up.

Users shall not deliberately or willfully cause damage to computer equipment, programs, or parameters.

Users shall not remove any computer accessories to be used on another computer or remove accessories from the building.

If pages are printed, patrons will pay the listed cost for black or colored ink.  Patrons will pay for all pages whether the intent was to print more or in color.

Supervision By Staff

The Library staff reserves the right to supervise, monitor, or enforce penalties to any minor/s under 18 years old while in the library if parental guidance is unavailable.

Penalties In Violation To The Policy

Any violations to the Internet Use Policy will be reviewed by the Library Board.  The Library Board will decide penalties that will be imposed to the offender.  The Board may issue the loss of library privileges to a maximum of two weeks.

Internet Use Policy 2017

New Juvenile Books

New Juvenile Books

Farrey      The Vengekeep Prophecies

Vernon     Giant Trouble:  Hamster Princess

Wissinger     Gone Camping

Soman     Three Bears in a Boat

Scanlon     Happy Birthday, Bunny!

Ryan     The Map To Everywhere

Roth      Four

O’Connor       Star of Stage and Screen

Peirce     What’s A Little Noogie Between Friends?

Moore     Lucky Ducklings

McCully     3,2,1, Go!

Kulling     Mary Anning’s Curiosity

Haskell     The Castle Behind Thorns

French     The Bag of Bones

Federle     Five, Six, Seven, Nite!

Kasza     My Lucky Birthday

Birney     Inagination According To Humphrey

Almond     Harry Miller’s Run

New Books

New Books for July

Adult Fiction

Allen          Lost Lake

Andrews    Beach Town

Cannon      The Trouble With Goats and Sheep

Gulley        A Lesson In Hope

Hadley      The Past

Haines      Bone To Be Wild

Haines      Rock-A-Bye Bones

Hannah    Fly Away

Landis      Lover’s Lane – LP

Laurens    Loving Rose – LP

Lillard      Marrying Jonah – LP

Macomber

A Girl’s Guide To Moving One

Last One Home

Love Letters – LP

Mr. Miracle – LP

Starting Now

A Turn In The Road

Mugavero  Custom Baked Murder

Palmer     Oath of Office

Roberts    Heaven and Earth

Stevenson  Celia’s House – LP

Thomas     A Place Called Harmony

Strout        Anything Is Possible

Towles      A Gentleman In Moscow

Williams  The Storms of War

 

 

 

New Books

Download books with Overdrive

Seems like everyone is carrying an IPad around with them.  Take advantage of free books through the library by downloading from Overdrive.   Easy to do. So while you are waiting for the swimming lessons or ball practice to finish, enjoy a delicious story!

Comments from the librarian

Literary Reading Group

Our next gathering will be July 27 at 6:30 pm. Reader’s choice!

Literary Reading Group

July Library Board Meeting

Open Meeting scheduled for July 10 at 7:00 pm with Library Board.  Accreditation and fall planning

Library Board Meeting

Literary Reading Group

The Literary Reading Group will meet Thursday evening at 6:30 April 27.

Join us and share what you have been reading lately!

Literary Reading Group

Library Board Meeting

Library Board Meeting May 1

7:00 pm

Open To All

Library Board Meeting

New Books

Juvenile DVD:  Care Bears: Fundle; Harold and the Purple Crayon

Juvenile Books:  Starling by Lesley Livingston; Dog Man Unleashed by Dav Pilkey-Dog Man Unleashed;Judy Blume-Starring Sally J. Freedman As Herself; Angelica Banks, Blueberry Pancakes Forever.

Juvenile Audio book:  James Petterson-Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill.

Adult Non Fiction: Jo’s Little Favorites by Jo Morton (quilt book)

Adult Large Print:  In The Unlikely Event by Judy Blume; Boomer’s Bucket List by Sue Pethick; Etta Mae’s Worst Bad-Luck Day by Ann B. Ross; The River by Beverly Lewis.

Adult Fiction: The Buzzard Table by Margaret Maron; The Tamarack Murders by Patrick McManus; Murder 101 by Faye Kellerman; The Valley of amazement by Amy Tan; A Place Called Hope by Phillip Gulley; The fixer by Joseph Finder; Just Like Heaven by Lacey Baker; Range of Motion by Elizabeth Berg; Her Mother’s Hope by Francine Rivers; Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal; Smarty Bones by Carolyn Haines; Country by Danielle; The Apartment by Danielle Steel.

 

 

New Books

Literary Reading Group

March 25 at 10:00 am.  Reading Theme:  Choice.

Literary Reading Group