Community Room Use Policy

1) The community room is available for Town of LaFayette non-profit organizations at no cost. If the organization representative is not from the Town of LaFayette, a donation of $20.00 should be paid to the library. Profit organizations may use the room for a $50 donation for one to four hours or a $100 donation for a full day.

2) The person reserving the use of the facility as a representative of the group is legally responsible for any and all actions of group members while they are in the community room. This person will be held financially accountable for any and all damages to the facility caused by a member of his/her group. This person is responsible for his/her group's adherence to all regulations.

3) To comply with the following Fire Prevention Code regulations no more than 40 people may occupy the room at one time.

4) Reservations are on a first-come, first serve basis and should be made at least one day in advance. All people using the community room must leave the facility at library closing unless prior arrangements have been approved by the Director.

5) No smoking or alcoholic beverages are allowed in the community room.

6) Children must be attended by an adult at all times.

7) The community room is to be left in clean, neat condition.

8) Misuse of the facility will result in denial of community room use.


Policy On Unattended Children

The LaFayette Public Library aims to provide a safe and appropriate environment for library users of all ages.

Children under the age of 8 must always be accompanied by a parent or responsible childcare provider while in the library. If a child under the age of 8 is attending a library program or activity, the parent or responsible childcare provider must remain in the Children's Department throughout the program.

Children 8 and older may come alone to the library by their own transportation (i.e. bike or walk). Otherwise, children ages 8 to 13 may not be left alone at the library.

Minors 13 and older must be picked up no later than five minutes before closing time. Police will be notified concerning any children left alone at the library after closing time.

Parents are responsible for the behavior of their children in the library, whether or not the parents are present.




We are currently  accepting book and DVD donations. However, it is best to call first in the event we are not. If we are accepting donations, it is very possible that we may not be able use what you have. We reserve the right to decide what we can use and what we cannot use. We ask that no one leave donations outside or in the bookdrop when the library is closed. If boxes are left without having asked first, they will remain there. We appreciate your efforts and cooperation in this matter. If you would like to find out what donations other libraries are accepting, please click this link to call different library locations: OCPL Locations