Request a Meeting Room

Meeting Room Application

 

As per Section 414(1) of the NY State Education Law, when not in use for Library purposes, 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 U.F.S.D. #22 for any of the following purposes:

(a) for instruction in any branch of education, learning or the arts;
(b) 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;
(c) for polling places; and
(d) for civic forums.

Rooms are NOT available for:
(a) personal use;
(b) any form of worship services – religious, secular or otherwise.
(c) the benefit of private individuals or for commercial purposes or support. Article 8 Section 1 of the Constitution of the State of New York specifies: “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…”
(d) Meeting rooms will not be made available to elected officials, candidates, their offices, or their staff for any purpose after September and through Election Day.

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 not 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 meeting room use for Library programs or purposes.