Consider/Act on offering pilot Explore Pass program
A patron has offered to fund a visitor pass to a museum and the zoo for the library to circulate. This would be a pass that an individual or family could check out from the library, which would allow them to visit the zoo or the museum. It's a very generous offer, and a wonderful idea, as it's an innovative way to serve our mission to meet the educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs of our community.
D. Knutson moved to offer a pilot Explore Pass program.
Consider/Act on loan periods, fines, and fees for Explore Passes
Several other Bridges libraries have been circulating passes for cultural institutions for several years, and have logical policies and fines we can adapt, which fit with our local practice:
- Three-day loan period: One day to check out the pass, one day to use it, one day to return it.
- Circulates as a Lucky Day item – no holds, no renewals
- No grace period, circulates only to patrons age 16 and up (like the hotspots)
- $50/day overdue
- Replacement cost $150
- Lost or damaged packaging: $5
H. Schick moved to accept the loan periods, fines, and fees for the Explore Pass memberships.
Update Public Computer Internet Use Policy
This is just a simple switch from 30-minute internet sessions to 60-minute sessions. As you are aware, the library has been testing out this new session length for several months. The testing period has gone very well, with no problems.
D. Knutson moved to update the Public Computer Internet Use Policy, H. Schick seconded.