The Library Conference Room was established as part of the library renovation and expansion, which was funded by the Kay Porter $1 million gift. A federal grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services added technology and equipment.
Small businesses and organizations will enjoy the technology and space provided by the Library Conference Room. Recent renovations have allowed the Library to restore the 1936 wood moldings and paint colors original to the room. The conference room provides a computer lab for 10 people or a meeting room which seats 16 individuals. Priority is given to business, organizations, and individuals who desire to use the room’s technology. The Library Board policy does not allow any person or group to sell a product or use the room to solicit business.
Recent technology grant awards have furnished the conference room with Smart Board Technology. Library staff are trained to assist any novice in the basics of using this large interactive computer screen to display computer and Internet generated files. The five foot wide screen is interactive and provides software to record screen written notes or changes to a document during a presentation or training.
Wall mounted connections provide easy access to the ceiling mounted projector.
- Staff are available to assist in configuring or loading software on the library laptops for a nominal fee.
- Third party software must comply with the library’s security protocol.
- Preloaded software on the library laptops include: Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office 2000.
INTERNET AND WINDOWS CLASSES
Small groups may request basic Internet, Windows, Microsoft, and online database training classes at no charge. Visit the library website for a list of programs already scheduled.
Businesses pay a small $25 hourly fee to use the room. Events requiring more than one hour may pay a half day rate of $50 or full day rate of $75. The Library Board of Trustees may waive these fees for organizations with 501(c)3 status.
ELM STREET PLACE LIBRARY THEATER
Poplar Bluff Public Library Community Event Room
Event Request Form
Guideline and Fee Schedule
The Elm Street Place Community Event Room may be used for meetings, exhibits, or celebrations when not required for library purposes. Library events will be given priority over those of other organizations. All meetings must be open to the general public and may not discriminate against any group or individual because of religion, ethnic origin, age or gender.
The community rooms are available for education, cultural and civic betterment purposes.
The room may not be used for the selling or trading of any product or service for profit or commercial gain.
Food may be served at events for an additional charge. No cooking is permitted. Events may be catered.
Use of the room is only by appointment and completion of the room request form. This form must be signed by the director or her designee.
The library has established a fee schedule for the use of the room:
Each event scheduled during regular operating hours
Less than 2 hours--$75
2 to 4 hours--$100
4 to 6 hours--$150
(includes use of kitchenette, folding chairs and tables)
(Set-up is responsibility of event sponsors)
Use of room before opening or after closing—
$25 for first 30 minutes
$50 for first hour
$75 for first two hours
(room is not available for longer periods or Sundays)
Equipment usage per day
Overhead projector--$25 (includes screen)
Overhead computer projector--$25 (includes screen)
Food per day
Light snacks and beverage-- $20 per event
Catered events--$50 per event
Approved by the Library Board of Trustees
November 2, 2009