Plaistow Public Library provides several meeting spaces for public use. The Nelson Meeting Room can accommodate up to 164 people, or two groups of 82 each when divided. The History Room provides space for groups of four to twelve. Three quiet study rooms are also available: two for groups of two to four, and one for individual study.
The Library's meeting rooms are available to civic, community, non-profit, educational, and cultural organizations. Every group (except for state and county-sponsored organizations) must be sponsored by a Plaistow resident.
Meeting rooms may not be used to solicit funds or promote events for which a fee would be charged. (But voluntary donations may be solicited.) Meetings and programs must be free, and group membership must be open to the public.
Plaistow Public Library recognizes the rights of free speech and free assembly. Permission to use Library facilities does not constitute an endorsement by Library staff or the Board of Trustees. No group may imply in its advertising that the Library has sponsored or supported its meeting or group unless written permission has been given by the Director.
For profit companies and individuals are not allowed to reserve meeting rooms, although they may be contracted by the library to present an informational program. In these cases, the company or individual hired by the Library must provide information in an educational presentation without promoting any brand names or company services.
Anyone interested in reserving a meeting room should call the Library at 382-6011 and ask to speak with Lara.
Click here to view and download a meeting room request form.
Click here to view and download a meeting room use agreement.
Click here to view and download the official meeting room policy.