Warren-Newport Public Library District -Newport Public Library District Lake County, Illinois Board of Trustees Policy 3045 The Vault 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 children. 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. Policy 3045 The Vault Page 1 of 1