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Mission Statement (Revised 2/11/2019): Cook Memorial Library provides educational, cultural, historical, recreational and information resources through the work of its dedicated and knowledgeable staff. It is accessible to all as a welcoming and comfortable center of community activity.

Table of Contents (find text of policies in searchable PDF version, linked above)

Section I. Governance

  • The Board of Library Trustees
  • Policy Revision
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Investment Policy
  • Bylaws of the Board of Trustees
    1. Membership
    2. Officers, Delegates and Committees
    3. Meetings
    4. Duties of Officers

Section II. Personnel Policy

  • Job Descriptions
  • Salaries
  • Professional Development
  • Conditions of Employment
  • Benefits (Health, Vacation, Sick Leave, Holidays)
  • Leave of Absence
  • Volunteers
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Harassment
  • Jury Duty
  • Subcontractors
  • Military Reserves Leave
  • Discipline
  • Grievance
  • Termination

Section III. The Collection and Other Library Resources

Section IV. Library Organization and Management

  • Friends of the Library
  • Confidentiality of Library Records
  • Internal Rules and Regulations
    • Hours of Service
    • Meeting Room Use
    • Gifts and Loans
    • Sales
    • Displays and Exhibits
    • Petitions and Informational Material
    • Behavior, Supervision and Responsibility
    • Animals
    • Supervision of Lower Level

V. Management of Building and Grounds

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Health and Safety Requirements
  • Maintenance Responsibility
  • Stewardship Policy
  • Disasters and Inclement Weather
  • Pandemic Policy

VI. Appendix