As of 2023, the Board of Trustees has eliminated fees for library meeting rooms. It has also extended those rooms to the entire public--including small businesses.
The library still gives priority for its rooms to library programs, followed by various other non-profit and partnership programs. But the reason we have these facilities is to make them available to people. If a room isn't booked, why not let local business people meet there? We have tables, chairs, internet access, and comfortable lighting.
We eliminated the fees, because frankly, it was costing us more to collect the money than we received. Businesses pay taxes, too, and in many of our communities, finding space to meet is a challenge.
So the next time you're looking for a way to improve your business, remember the library. Communities do best when both public and private sectors look out for each other. Let's grow together.