Warren-Newport Public Library District -Newport Public Library District
Lake County, Illinois
Board of Trustees
Adopted: December 18, 2012
Reviewed/Revised: May 20, 2014; April 18, 2017; February 18, 2020; November 15, 2022
ARTICLE 1. PURPOSE
The purpose of The Vault is to provide a designated space for young people in grades
6 through 12. The Vault is designed for a variety of activities including studying, reading,
socializing, and gaming. It is not considered a quiet space.
ARTICLE 2. PATRONS
Library patrons other than those who are in grades 6 through 12 are permitted to use the space
when school is in session. However, during after-school hours, weekends, and days when local
schools are closed, the area is reserved for patrons in grades 6 through 12 only. Other individuals
are welcome to browse and retrieve materials from the Young Adult collections, but all computers,
gaming stations and furniture are reserved for Teens to use. The Library reserves the right to
utilize the Vault for scheduled teen programs, events and gaming activities.
ARTICLE 3. COLLECTION
The Vault contains the Teen Collection. The Teen Collection includes materials that are selected
for patrons in grades 6 through 12 but that may be checked out by any patron. Library staff are
available to help young people choose materials but will not restrict their selections.
Parents/guardians are ultimately responsible for deciding which items are appropriate for their
ARTICLE 4. CONDUCT
Warren-Newport Public Library District (WNPLD) strives to make The Vault a comfortable and
safe environment. Young people are expected to adhere to the following library policies at all
times: 3060 Standards of Public Conduct and 3065 Technology Use by the Public. WNPLD staff
will strictly enforce these and other policies. Inappropriate, foul, or derogatory language will not
be tolerated. Public displays of affection, roughhousing, and physical violence will not be
permitted. Excessive noise is not permitted; patrons using sound on computers or personal
devices are required to use headphones. Inappropriate use of computers, furniture, and other
equipment will not be tolerated. Vandalism or damage to library property will not be tolerated.
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