Public Service Policy, revised April 2017, accessible

Public Service Policy, revised April 2017

Collection Policy, revised January 2017 accessible

Collection Policy, revised January 2017


Privacy Policy and Disclosures

We use “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use (as amended for government websites) and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

Google Analytics employs cookies to define user sessions, which allows for the collection of data about how visitors are using the websites. Google Analytics uses only first-party cookies for data analysis.  This means that the cookies are linked to a specific website domain, and Google Analytics will only use that cookie data for statistical analysis related to your browsing behavior on that specific website.  According to Google, the data collected cannot be altered or retrieved by services from other domains.

If you choose, you can opt out by turning off cookies in the preferences settings in your web browser. For more information on Google Analytics, please visit Google Analytics.

Sequoyah Regional Library System is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.


Welcome Wireless Users

Welcome to the Sequoyah Regional Library System! Thank you for using our wireless network. By using our network, you are agreeing to the following terms:

 

Internet Use

  • All users must agree to the Acceptable Use Policy before accessing the Internet.
  • Users should use extreme caution about revealing any personal identification information.   Library personnel cannot assist patrons with personal information.
  • Although the library has security methods in place for protecting internet access, there is no guarantee that computer usage is completely secure.
  • All public libraries in the state of Georgia are filtered.  In each library unfiltered computers are available for adults 18 years and older.
  • Users cannot send, receive or display inappropriate materials, defined as text or graphics, which may reasonably be construed as obscene or illegal.

Children and the Internet

  • Children 9 years and under must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or authorized teachers.
  • Children 12 yearsand under must use computers in the children’s department unless they have an adult sitting with them.
  • Ages for use of computers in the libraries that have Young Adult Department computers are 13 through 18.
  • Persons younger than 18 years of age must have an adult present to use unfiltered computers.

Inappropriate Use

Misuse of technology or Internet access will result in loss of library privileges.  It is not acceptable to use Sequoyah Regional Public Library’s electronic resources for illegal or criminal use.   Prosecution is possible.

  • First offense will result in a warning
  • Second offense will result in 3-month loss of library privileges
  • Subsequent offenses will result in a loss of library privileges for one year

 

INF-5 Child Internet Protection Policy

The Sequoyah Regional Library System employs filters on all computers as provided by the Georgia Public Library Service, a component of the Georgia Board of Regents. Library patrons, including those patrons under 18 years of age and library employees may not use any computer equipment and communication services owned or leased by the public library for sending, receiving, viewing, or downloading visual depictions of obscenity, child pornography, or material that is harmful to minors. Patrons in violation of this policy will lose computer privileges. Employees who willfully violate this acceptable-use policy will face reprimand, suspension, or dismissal as determined by Library Administration. Sequoyah Regional Library shall implement and enforce this acceptable-use policy by the following:

  • Use of software programs reasonably designed to block access to visual depictions of obscenity, child pornography, and material that is harmful to minors; or
  • Selection of online servers that block access to visual depictions of obscenity, child pornography, and material that is harmful to minors

Sequoyah Regional Library System shall not be subject to civil liability for damages to any person as a result of the failure of any approved software program or approved online server to block access to visual depictions of obscenity, child pornography, and material that is harmful to minors.

For the purposes of this policy, ‘Child pornography’ means any computer depiction or other material depicting a child under the age of 18 years engaging in sexually explicit conduct or in the simulation of such conduct. ‘Internet’ means a global network that connects computers via telephone lines, fiber networks, or both to electronic information.


Parents and Teachers

Unattended Children Policy

Introduction

The Staff and Trustees of the Sequoyah Regional Library System hope that children who use the Library will perceive the library as a warm, welcoming and fun place to visit. We hope that families will take advantage of the tremendous resources the Library has to offer. The happiness and safety of young children left alone at the library can, however, be a serious concern. The Staff seek to create a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere. Yet the library is a public building, and as such it could be a dangerous place for children alone.

The Sequoyah Regional Library Staff cannot supervise children while carrying out responsibilities to other patrons, nor can they assume responsibilities for a child’s safety, recognize a child’s authorized caregiver(s), authorize medical treatment, or oversee the behavior of young patrons. For the protection and well being of children who enjoy the library, the following policy has been established

Policy

The Sequoyah Regional Library System welcomes children of all ages to use its facilities and services. Responsibility for children using the library rests at all times with the parent(s) or assigned caregiver(s), not Library personnel. Therefore, for the safety of the children, it is the policy of the Sequoyah Regional Library system that young patrons nine (9) years of age and under be accompanied and directly supervised by a responsible caregiver aged sixteen (16) or over. Children between the ages of ten (10) and twelve (12) should not be left unattended for prolonged periods of time.

Storytime Guidelines

Family Story Time programs follow a set routine, with stories, songs, and crafts, to encourage children to feel comfortable in a group setting that promotes a love of reading and books. So that everyone may benefit fully from Family Story Time, we ask your assistance in following a few simple yet important guidelines. We appreciate your cooperation and support!

  • Try your best to arrive early so that your child may participate in a special pre-story time activity, visit the restroom if needed, and have time to settle down. If you do arrive while a story is in progress, we ask that you wait until the story is finished before entering the room. (Doors will be left open so that you and your child may observe what is happening before entering.)
  • Remember that your child is watching YOU! Be a positive role model for your child by listening to the stories and participating in the activities.
  • We ask that parents set the example for the children’s behavior during story time. Chatting, texting, and socializing should be avoided while story time is in progress. Remember to silence your cell phones. Everyone has a bad day now and then! If your child becomes loud or unruly, please take them out of the story time room so that the other children may continue to enjoy the stories and activities. Bring him back after he has calmed down, or bring her back to the next story time.
  • W e know that there are occasions when you must take your child to the restroom during story time. When returning to the program, please do so as quietly as possible. Timing your re-entrance between stories will be greatly appreciated!
  • Extend the reading experience by checking out books to share with your child at home.

 

 

Headquarters Hours:

Monday10:00 AM8:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM6:00 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM8:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM6:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM6:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM6:00 PM
Sunday2:00 PM6:00 PM
SEQUOYAH REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM 116 Brown Industrial Parkway
Canton, GA 30114 Phone: 770-479-3090 FAX: 770-479-3069
 

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