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Rules that adult visitors should know:

  • ImaginOn's resources are intended for young people from birth through age 18.
  • WiFi access is available for parents/caregivers who are accompanied by children. Computer resources for adults are available at Main Library.
  • To maintain a safe environment, adult visitors to ImaginOn who are unaccompanied by a child may be approached and questioned about the purpose of their visit. Visitors who are not on ImaginOn-specific business may be redirected to Main Library or asked to leave the facility.

Rules that parents and caregivers should know:

  • Children under age 8 must be with a caretaker at all times. Caretakers should be at least 12 years old and mature enough to follow ImaginOn rules and guidelines.
  • Children 8 years of age or older may visit ImaginOn by themselves and attend classes and programs without a caregiver, unless otherwise indicated in the program description.
  • Young people under 19 are not allowed on the facility premises after closing time unless they are participating in a scheduled facility event.

While in ImaginOn, we ask that you:

  • Enjoy covered drinks and food in designated areas.
  • Speak in moderate tones at all times.
  • Walk, don't run.
  • Gently use books, materials and technology.
  • Use The Loft only if you are between the ages of 12-18. Guests who do not meet these age requirements are asked to respect these guidelines and use other appropriate spaces.
  • Wear shoes and a shirt at all times, and clothing must be buttoned and zipped as appropriate.
  • Use cell phones discreetly.

While in ImaginOn, we ask that you NOT:

  • Fight or physically or verbally harass other visitors or staff.
  • Change clothes, shave or bathe in the restrooms. Use of the restrooms is for ImaginOn patrons only.
  • Sell and/or solicit for services, money or other items.
  • Distribute or post printed materials/literature that have not been approved by the Library.
  • Bring animals into the facility, other than assistance animals.
  • Smoke.
IMPORTANT: There will be "zero tolerance" for any behavior deemed illegal or that threatens the safety of others. This behavior will result in an immediate suspension from the facility, the duration of which will be determined by the Youth Progressive Discipline Policy.
Activities that result in immediate suspension include:
  • Carrying weapons of anytype.
  • Soliciting, selling or using drugs.
  • Destruction of property of theft of materials
  • Engaging in disorderly conduct of any kind, fighting or challenging to fight, or using obscene/offensive words likely to provoke violence.

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