Meeting Room

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The library has a spacious meeting room that may be rented by the public for programs and meetings of an educational, civic, informational, or cultural nature.

The room cannot be rented for birthday parties or other purely social events.

Charges for renting the room are by the hour. Costs are as follows:

  • Suggested donation of $10.00/hour for nonprofit groups;
  • $20.00/hour for the first hour for all other groups
    • $5.00/hour for each additional hour

A meeting-room agreement which contains additional details on renting the room must be signed before renting.

Maximum occupancy:

  • 100 children with 20 standing adults
  • Chair seating: 75 adults
  • Tables and chairs: 50 adults

Send us an inquiry

Interested in using the meeting room? Send us an inquiry with the specific dates you are looking into, and we'll be in touch!

Meeting Room Inquiry Form

  1. Inquire about our Meeting Room

    Please fill out this form with as much detail as you can. Then one of our library staff will contact you to discuss booking the room. 

  2. Non-Profit or For-Profit?*
  3. Electronic Signature Agreement*

    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) you have read the meeting room policy, 2) you understand filling out this form does not guarantee a booking of the meeting room, and 3) you will still be required to fill out our meeting room agreement at a later date.

  4. A library staff will follow up with you as soon as we can about this inquiry. Thank you for your interest in the library and its meeting room.

    If you have any additional questions or want to confirm that we received your inquiry, please call us at 406-388-4346. 

  5. Leave This Blank:

  6. This field is not part of the form submission.


Milesnick Meeting Room Policy

The Belgrade Community Library provides space for meetings and programs of an informational, educational, cultural, or civic nature. Meeting space is available for both Library and general public use. Use of meeting space does not imply endorsement or support by the Library for a group’s activities or beliefs. The Belgrade Community Library Board of Trustees or the Director reserves the right to approve or disapprove the use of meeting space.

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Community programs are those programs and meetings that are organized, administered, and advertised by the general public. The Library merely provides the meeting space as a public service. Meeting rooms are not intended to be used for gatherings such as birthday parties, play days, or other events that are purely social in nature. In circumstances in which a program has a wide general appeal, the Library may help facilitate or market the program, if desired by the community group. If the group would like the Library to help facilitate or market the program, the Collaborative Library Program Application needs to be filled out at least 4 weeks in advance of the program and approved by the Director and the appropriate librarian.

  • Meeting rooms are available to individuals and groups on a first-come, first-served basis. Users must make reservations in advance and sign a Meeting Room Use Agreement. The Library provides some equipment for public use. Users can, with advance notice, request to use the Library’s equipment.
  • Any publicity distributed by the individual or group must include a statement of written sponsorship to clarify who is responsible for the meeting. For example, “This program is sponsored by Group Name.”
  • Non-profit groups or individuals using the meeting room may request that the Library post a brief notice of the meeting on the Library’s bulletin board. The group or individual will provide the notice to Library staff for review prior to posting the final notice.
  • No one may charge admission, offer items for sale or charge for any service while using the meeting space, without prior approval. If approval is granted, the individual or group must remit 20% of funds collected to the Library in return for use of the meeting room.
  • Meeting rooms may be booked for use before or after Library open hours. Approval is required by the Director. A fee of $40.00 per hour will be assessed to cover Library staff and utility fees during the hours that the Library is not open.
  • Any person(s) or group using the Belgrade Community Library meeting room must sign a Meeting Room Agreement. (2 page form, attached to this policy).

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Library sponsored programs are those programs and meetings that are organized, administered, and advertised by the Belgrade Community Library, or by the Library in co-sponsorship with another agency, organization, institution, or individual. This includes Library programs run by patrons; for example the Mystery and 4th Thursday Book Clubs. Library sponsored programs have scheduling priority over community programs. Any publicity distributed by the Library or the co-sponsoring agency will include a statement of sponsorship. For example, “This program is sponsored by the Belgrade Community Library in partnership with the Montana Wilderness Association.” 

Excerpts from Library-Initiated Programs and Displays as a Resource: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights (American Library Association, June 24, 2019, accessed October 11, 2019): 

“Concerns [or] questions . . . about library-initiated programs and displays are handled according to the same written policy and procedures that govern reconsiderations of other library resources. . . . Library sponsorship of a program does not constitute an endorsement of the program content or the views expressed by the participants or speakers, any more than the purchase of resources for the library collection or curation of a display constitutes an endorsement of the resources content or its creator’s views.”

Approved by Board of Trustees: 11/19/19
Reviewed by Library Staff: October 2019