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Established inRosebud County Library prides itself as being a major community partner in Forsyth and all of Rosebud and Treasure Counties. Computers are available to the public in both desktop and laptop options, you can borrow iP and tablets for in-library use, and we offer free internet and WiFi. We are a site for testing, and proctor tests in both digital and paper form. Staff is available, by appointment, to assist patrons with their devices and downloading ebooks and audiobooks or for more time consuming computer training.
We offer weekly teen and early literacy programming as well as a wide array of special programming and events including: speakers; book sales; quilt shows; music performances; humanities programs; open houses; virtual programming; and Summer Reading Program for all ages.
We proudly collaborate with area schools and volunteers from the community in both our weekly and our special programming. We also offer a large Community Room with a kitchen as an affordable rental option, as well as a smaller conference room use restricted due to Covid Policy. Please take advantage of our many free services!
Rosebud County Library will provide its community with access to quality library services and programming.
The library operates for the betterment of all residents including children, teens, young adults, young families, adults, and senior citizens. The library serves as a center for lifelong learning, technology, and community gathering. There is no charge for this service other than printed copies.
It is assumed that all users agree to the conditions of this policy when they begin a computer or Wi-Fi session. Confidentiality and Patron Responsibility Bicentennial Library and Rosebud County Library uphold the right of confidentiality and privacy for all library users.
Users are expected to behave responsibly, to follow the basic library rules and regulations, and to respect the privacy of others. With the understanding that Bicentennial Library and Rosebud County Library do not use filters or block websites on our public computers or Wi-Fi, Internet users must respect the public setting and be considerate of others and socially responsible.
This includes leaving a site if it is inappropriate or offensive. Use of sites containing obscene content in a public setting is illegal under MCA and will be reported to law enforcement. Librarians cannot act in the place of parents or provide constant care and supervision of children as they explore the Internet or other library resources. Children under grade 2 Bicentennial Library or age 10 Rosebud County Library must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or teacher.
Computer and Internet Use Guidelines 1. Patrons must check in prior to using computer work stations. Computers are available on a first come, first served basis unless a patron reserves a time. Students will be given priority use of appropriate computer s during scheduled proctored tests. The libraries may have special computers set aside only for student use.
Patrons who require accommodations are given priority to use the appropriate workstation for their needs. Patrons who do not require accommodations may be asked to give up an accessible workstation for someone who requires an accommodation. Time limits and costs for printed copies are unique to each individual library and must be paid at the front desk prior to patron receiving their copies or leaving the library.
The libraries recommend one person per computer. If users share a computer, their behavior must comply with normal library rules or they will be asked to move. Offensive language and loud conversations are disruptive and will not be permitted.
Headphones are available at the front desk. Cell phone use is not permitted while using public computer workstations. Patrons are expected to inform a librarian if there are any technical problems with computers. Some public computers may be set to automatically shut down 15 minutes prior to closing. Obtaining further computer instruction is the responsibility of users. Unacceptable Uses 1. If patrons willfully damage library computers, they will be required to pay for necessary repairs. Patrons are not allowed to download software or computer files to the hard drive.
Library public computers are wiped out nightly and the libraries are not responsible for loss of data. Internet users are responsible for complying with copyright law, licensing agreements, and the policies of individual web sites that they view. The libraries take copyright infringement and illegal downloading seriously and may take appropriate measures to prevent misuse such as changing the Wi-Fi password and tracking IPs as necessary. Misuse of computer equipment or software may result in loss of computer privileges, loss of library privileges, and prosecution. Usingchat rooms, and other forms of direct electronic communications that compromise the safety and security of minors is not permitted.
Participating in any form of unauthorized access to other computers, networks, or information systems is not permitted. Illegal activities and those that interfere with or disrupt, the network, users, services, or equipment are prohibited. The libraries reserve the right to monitor public computers when a violation of policy or illegal activity is suspected. Staff is authorized to take immediate action to protect the security of computers and the network and to confiscate any removable media, require a user to leave a computer or the premises, and contact law enforcement.
Failure to comply with this policy may result in a loss of user privileges. At the discretion of library staff, minor violations may result in a verbal or written warning. Internet Safety Suggestions 1. Be a good online consumer by considering the source, date, accuracy, and safety of online information. The libraries cannot vouch for the accuracy or appropriateness of Internet sites.
It is inadvisable to offer identifying personal information over the Internet. It is recommended that users log out of all websites,etc. Parents should encourage children to only use sites that they approve of and to avoid sites that they consider to be unsuitable or inappropriate.
Parents should provide guidelines for children on the amount of time they spend online. Parents should instruct children to never give out personal information name, address, password, telephonecredit card online. PDF form of Policy. When any federal holiday falls on a Sunday, the Libraries will be closed on the following Monday. At the discretion of Director and Board Chair, each library may close up to, but not to exceed, two full days per year for staff training or a community event at which the library is providing services.
At the discretion of Director and Board Chair, each library may close so that all staff can attend the memorial service of a staff person or their family member, a library trustee or their family member, a patron, or a Rosebud County employee. Emergencies or catastrophes, including but not limited to, extreme weather, utility failure, flooding, facility structural issues, seismic activity, fire, explosion, or other perceived threats to library staff or facilities may require closing the libraries during normal hours of operation at the discretion of Director and Board Chair.
In the event of an emergency when Director cannot be reached by staff, staff will contact Board Chair directly. Should both Director and Board Chair be unreachable during an emergency, library staff may contact any member of the Board for permission to close the library. Story Hour: Fridays at Members of the community read stories and lead a craft or activity.
Tot Time for Ages Mondays at Tot Time is an early-literacy program held in the Community Room of the library basement with stories, music, social time, toys, games and crafts. Board Members. Mission Statement. Mission Statement Rosebud County Library will provide its community with access to quality library services and programming. Follow the instructions to download ebooks and audiobooks. Library Closure Policy.
Memorial Services At the discretion of Director and Board Chair, each library may close so that all staff can attend the memorial service of a staff person or their family member, a library trustee or their family member, a patron, or a Rosebud County employee. Emergency Closings Emergencies or catastrophes, including but not limited to, extreme weather, utility failure, flooding, facility structural issues, seismic activity, fire, explosion, or other perceived threats to library staff or facilities may require closing the libraries during normal hours of operation at the discretion of Director and Board Chair.
Approved by the Rosebud County Library Board on September 11, All library closings will be posted at the library as well as on social media.Chat room in Colstrip
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Library: Rosebud County Library, Forsyth