The Brighton District Library provides facilities for Library programs and uses meeting space to conduct Library business. When certain Library space is not scheduled for Library-sponsored or co-sponsored events, it may be used by the public within the parameters set by the Library’s Meeting Rooms Policy. Applications shall be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis, with Library business, Library-sponsored or Library-co-sponsored events having first priority. The next priority shall be given to applications that support the cultural, educational and informational needs and interests of the community.
Meeting Rooms include a Conference Room with a capacity for 8-10 people, and the A/B Room which has a maximum seated capacity of 65. The A/B Room is available during regular Library hours (Monday-Thursday 10-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10-5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.). Scheduling of the Conference Room for Non-Library related events is limited to 5-9 p.m., Monday through Thursday, Saturday 10-5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. To reserve the A/B or Conference Room please contact Sue Wilson at 810-229-6571, ext. 206, or submit the online application.
Application and Scheduling of A/B Room and Conference Room
Any person, group or organization may use the A/B and Conference Rooms, pursuant to the requirements of the Library’s Public Use of Meeting Rooms Policy. Users shall adhere to all conditions of use made by Library Administration. Meetings and events will not be scheduled more than 3 months in advance, but must be scheduled no later than 1 business day before the event. Each event shall be scheduled for a time any day not to exceed 8 hours. No User may schedule the AB and Conference Rooms more than 2 times per month.
Any person 18 years or older may fill out an application for the A/B and Conference Rooms. Users of the A/B and Conference Rooms must be under adequate supervision by adults 18 years of age or older. The reservation form requires the listing of an adult (aged 18 or older) who will be in charge of the group, as well as being financially responsible for any damages that may occur. This listed adult must be on site during the reserved meeting time.
Requests for use of projection screen and projector, tables, chairs and any equipment owned by the Library must be made at the time the venue is scheduled. The Library does not guarantee the availability of any equipment or staff support.
Non-Profit Organizations. Any Non-Profit Organization (non-profit corporation, government entity, or other organization that has the primary purpose of supporting the cultural, educational and informational needs and interests of the community) may use the A/B and Conference Rooms for no charge.
All Other Organizations. Any User that does not meet the definition of Non-Profit Organization may use the AB and Conference Rooms for a fee as follows:
- Resident: $25.00 per Reservation of up to eight (8) hours if the User resides or owns a business in the Library District; or
- Non-Resident: $50.00 per Reservation of up to eight (8) hours if the User does not reside or own a business in the Library district.
Clean Up and Damage Fee. A fee of $25.00 will be charged if the A/B and Conference Rooms are not cleaned up as required by this policy. Users shall pay for any actual damage to the A/B and Conference Rooms.
- Users shall observe all rules of conduct and policies applicable to Library patrons.
- No smoking, candles, matches or any other use of fire shall be permitted in the Library.
- Library prohibits the use of tobacco, alcohol and the illicit use of controlled substances.
- Users making excessive noise that disrupts normal Library functions or other patrons’ use of the Library may be asked to stop or leave. This includes conducting the meeting or any part of the meeting outside of the Meeting Rooms.
- It is the User’s responsibility to leave the Meeting Rooms in the condition (including furniture arrangements) in which they found them. The User must remove food, containers, beverages and all other personal or group-owned items. Failure to clean up will result in forfeiting the privilege of using the Meeting Rooms in the future.
- Users must include time to clean up and set up within the scheduled time and must end meetings at least 15 minutes before the Library closing time.
- Users shall permit no more persons than is stated by occupancy requirements.
- Users shall not sell tickets, raffles or any objects or solicit contributions from persons attending the meeting or located anywhere in the Library or on Library property.
- Users shall not distribute personal or group literature, brochures and other materials to Library patrons outside of the Meeting Rooms. Users shall not leave printed materials on Library property without prior approval of the Library Director or in accordance with Library Policy.
- Decoration or materials may be attached only to bulletin boards. No decorations or other materials may be attached or affixed to the walls, windows, doors or other surfaces unless approved by the Library. If such approval is granted, any such material must be removed at the close of the scheduled time.
- Prior approval from Library Administration is needed for any furniture or equipment to be brought into the Library.
- Users of the A/B Room may serve light refreshments, but only if approved by the Library at the time the User requests and receives permission to use the A/B Room. It is the responsibility of the User to observe all health codes when serving light refreshments.
- The Library will contact you with confirmation that your reservation is accepted. Do not assume that your reservation is complete upon submission of the application. The fee, if any, will be due before confirmation of the A/B or Conference Room reservation.
- If you need to cancel the reservation, you must provide the Library 24-hour notice.
- In the event of cancellation by the Library in case of emergencies, the Library is not obligated to provide an alternative meeting space.
Use of Meeting Rooms does not constitute endorsement of an individual’s or group’s policies or beliefs by the Library, it’s staff or Board members. Any publicity for any event held in the Meeting Rooms must state that “The Brighton District Library does not sponsor or endorse this event.”
If necessary, the Library reserves the right to cancel the use of Meeting Rooms, including but not limited to inclement weather or other unexpected building closures. The Library shall use its best efforts to notify the Users if the Library intends to cancel the use of Meeting Rooms. In the event of inclement weather or other area emergencies, please contact the Library before the meeting to confirm that the building is still open. The Library will refund all fees paid for a reservation that was cancelled.
The Brighton District Library is released and held harmless from any and all claims for personal injury or property damage.