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Meeting Room Policy

The Board of Trustees of the Farmingdale Public Library recognizes the need for meeting room space for community groups and organizations.

As per Section 414 (1) of the NY State Education Law, the Library’s meeting rooms, may be used by Farmingdale based groups, clubs, organizations, or societies, the majority of whose membership and attendees are from the Farmingdale UFSD #22 for any of the following purposes:

  • For instruction in any branch of education, learning, or the arts
  • For holding social, civic,  and recreational meetings and entertainment and for other uses pertaining to the welfare of the community; but such meetings, entertainment, and uses shall be non-exclusive and shall be open to the general public
  • For polling places
  • For civic forums

Rooms are not available for:

  • Personal use
  • Conducting of religious services
  • The benefit of private individuals or for commercial purposes or support. Article 8 Section 1 of the Constitution of the State of New York specifics “No county, city, town, village, or school district shall give or loan any money or property to or in aid of any individual, or private corporation or association, or private undertaking…”

Should a question regarding the composition of a group arise, the Library reserves the right to request a current membership list with the names and addresses of all members. Duly constituted political groups may use the rooms as per the above membership rule, but temporary committees for the advancement of an individual’s success in a political campaign shall be denied such use. Library sponsored programs will always be given preference for use of the rooms. Upon adequate notice, the Library reserves the right to revoke permission to use any meeting room for the purpose of the meeting room use for Library programs or purposes.