Warren-Newport Public Library District
Lake County, Illinois
Board of Trustees
Adopted: March 19, 2019
ARTICLE 1. INTRODUCTION
The Board of Trustees of the Warren-Newport Public Library District recognizes that alcoholic
beverages may be served in the Warren-Newport Public Library (WNPL) under appropriate
circumstances. The Board may allow delivery, sale, or serving of alcoholic beverages in the
Library subject to the following conditions:
Alcoholic beverages may be permitted at Library fundraising events.
Alcoholic beverages may be permitted at Library programs of a cultural or educational
Serving alcoholic beverages must be approved at least thirty (30) days in advance in
writing by the Executive Director.
ARTICLE 2. WHO CAN SERVE ALCOHOL
Alcohol may be served by Library Staff or volunteers who are approved by the Executive
Alcohol may be served by third-party vendors, caterers, or program sponsors.
ARTICLE 3. WHERE ALCOHOL CAN BE SERVED
Alcohol may be served within an enclosed or controlled space, such as a meeting room or study
room, provided there is a means by which to:
prevent access to the general public;
prevent alcohol from being removed from the premises by attendees; and
prevent the sale or distribution of alcohol to persons under the age of 21.
For an event where the Library is closed to the public and only persons over the age of 21 may
attend, alcohol may also be served in the lobby area.
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ARTICLE 4. LIABILITY INSURANCE
When the Library sponsors an event at which alcohol will be served, the Executive Director
shall assure that the Library obtains dram shop liability insurance in maximum insurance
Third-party vendors, caterers, or program sponsors must obtain and provide proof of dram
shop liability insurance in maximum insurance coverage limits. The Library shall be named
as an Additional Insured on such coverage.
ARTICLE 5. LIBRARY RULES AND REGULATIONS
All WNPLD rules and regulations shall remain in effect at all times.
ARTICLE 6. LOCAL LAWS
WNPLD, third-party vendors, caterers, and program sponsors shall comply with applicable local
laws and ordinances and obtain applicable permits and licenses.
ARTICLE 7. RESERVATION OF RIGHTS
The Board reserves all rights and discretion with respect to enforcing this policy.
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