Baker Free Library

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Library Mission and Policies

The Library staff and Board of Trustees are always striving to uphold and review policies that govern the Library's day-to-day operations.  Policies are usually reviewed on an annual basis. The latest policy revisions can be found below in pdf format (Adobe Reader required).

Baker Free Library Gift Acquisition/Deaccession Policy - approved 5/17/2018

Baker Free Library Collection Development Policy - approved 10/10/2013
This policy details how materials are selected and purchased for the collections, how items are weeded (removed) from the collections, and how patrons can request that an item be removed from the collections. In addition, important documents from the American Library Association regarding ethics and intellectual freedom are appended to the policy.

Emergency Closing policy - revised 4/17/2019

Baker Free Library Art Gallery Exhibit Policy - approved 4/15/2021

Baker Free Library Telescope Lending Policy - revised 5/8/2013

Baker Free Library Patron Behavior Policy - revised 2/10/2021

Baker Free Library Unattended Children Policy - reviewed 2/20/2019

Baker Free Library Public Posting Policy - reviewed 12/14/2021

Baker Free Library Indoor Digital Sign Policy - reviewed 3/13/2019

Baker Free Library Privacy and Confidentiality Policy - approved 5/11/2011

r Free Library Workplace Violence Policy - revised 6/13/2018

Baker Free Library Board of Trustees By-Laws -  see Library Trustees page

Baker Free Library Trustee Ethics Policy - revised 2/10/21

Baker Free Library Trustees as Volunteers - revised 2/10/21

Baker Free Library Mobile Device Policy - approved 6/10/2009; revised 4/17/2019 and 3/16/2022

Baker Free Library Circulation Policy - approved 1/14/2009; revised 6/10/2009; revised5/17/2010; revised 2/9/2011; revised 8/10/2011; revised 8/1/2012; revised 5/8/2013; revised May 14, 2014; revised October 10, 2018; revised 5/8/2019.
This policy covers all of the basic policies that library patrons need to know: library card eligibility, responsibilities of card holders, loan periods, renewals, late fees and overdue notices, lost/damaged materials, reserving materials, returning materials, confidentiality of library user records, and fees for out-of-town cards.
Baker Free Library Public Internet and Computer Use Policy - revised 2004; revised 5/17/2010 and 4/17/2019. The library's public Internet computers are available to Baker Free Library card holders only.  A Wi-Fi connection is available to anyone who visits the library.

Parental/Guardian Permission for Youth Under 18 years of age to access Public Computers and the Internet. Adoped 9/10/97; revised 4/17/2019.


Baker Free Library Meeting Room Policy and Agreement - see the Reserve a Meeting Room page
Baker Free Library Group Tutoring Policy - see the Reserve a Meeting Room page

Baker Free Library Parental Permission Form for Group Tutoring Session - see the Reserve a Meeting Room page

Library 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

Revised 1/11/2018

Since June 2017, Library Trustees have soliticted feedback from staff, outside groups, and residents regarding the next 4 year strategic plan. The Trustees approved the final version of the plan at their 1/10/2018 meeting.  Click HERE to download a pdf version.

This plan is a living document that will be reviewed and revised quarterly by the Library Board of Trustees and Staff. If you would like to provide input about the goals of the library, please reach out to Martin Walters, Library Director, at 224-7113 or, or attend one of the monthly Trustee meetings (dates can be found on the Library Calendar).