Patrons and staff of the Marshall County Public Library Systems have the right to enjoy an environment free from harassment or lewd conduct. Anyone, including patrons, who harasses staff or another patron, will be asked to leave the library and a report will be filed with the director. Repeated acts of harassment or acts that may escalate into violent or illegal actions will be report to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, the Benton City Police Department, or the Calvert City Police Department.
Lewd acts or sexual misconduct is not appropriate in the library. Those who commit minor acts, such as teenagers who “make out” in the library, will be given one warning and then asked to leave. Serious acts and acts involving minors will be reported to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, the Benton City Police Department, or the Calvert City Police Department. All serious acts will be reported to the director.
Approved by Marshall County Public Library Board of Trustees on November 21, 2002.