Please note that submission of a request DOES NOT guarantee room booking.
A library staff member will contact you regarding your meeting room request.
New Meeting Room Policy
At the May 12 meeting of the Library Board of Trustees, the Trustees voted to approve a new Meeting Room policy, available here.
The policy has been expanded and clarified on a number of fronts as the result of overwhelming demand for meeting spaces. Over 50 different groups now use the Library in any given year, some several times a month, and it has become increasingly difficult for our own event planners to find times for official library programs.
The main changes are as follows:
1./ The Library will be more consistent about verifying that groups primarily serve Plaistow residents and that their meetings are open to the public.
2./ The Library has shortened how far in advance meetings may be scheduled, particularly during "peak" hours (evenings and weekends) in the Nelson Room.
3./ The Library has implemented an online booking system that reduces staff time spent managing reservations. All groups are required to use this system to submit room requests.
4./ The Library will require groups to check in before use and to provide attendance figures promptly.
Please read the full policy for further details and additional changes.
Questions about the new policy may be directed to the Library Director or any Library Trustee.