Meeting Room Policies

The Board of Trustees of the San Miguel County Public Library District #1 adopts and makes public the following written policies:

The Wilkinson Public Library welcomes the use of its Meeting Rooms for civic, cultural, and educational activities. Meeting Rooms are open to all groups regardless of the beliefs and affiliations of their members, provided that the meetings are open to the public and run within the Colorado Open Meetings Law. Such groups may include local governments, schools, religious organizations, political parties, public service organizations, non-profit educational, charitable, and artistic organizations.

Permission granted to use library meeting rooms in no way constitutes endorsement of the policies or beliefs of any group or organization. Groups using library meeting rooms must not use advertising and publicity which imply that their programs are sponsored, co-sponsored or approved by the library, unless written permission to do so has been previously given by the Library Director. Organizations may not use the library’s name or address as their own address or headquarters location.

Because of the library district’s position as a community tax supported entity, the library restricts for- profit activities within its meeting rooms. Businesses and for-profit groups are not permitted to use the library’s meeting rooms for profit making activities. No admission may be charged; no products or services may be advertised, solicited or sold. Non-profit 501(C) 3 organizations, organizations that fall under the umbrella of a 501(C)3 organization, governmental units and educational institutions may use the library’s meeting rooms for fundraising activities.

Meeting Rooms may be used for political candidate forums under the following conditions:

1. all candidates are invited to attend
2. the forum is sponsored by a non-partisan group.

Meeting Rooms Descriptions:

Program Room, 88 seats, 959 s.f.
Ajax Room, 2 seats, 73 s.f.
Ballard Room, 4 seats, 98 s.f.
Palmyra Room, 8 seats, 220 s.f.
Wilson Conference Room, projection, LCD, conference table with 12 seats 200 s.f.
Anne Wells Branscomb Garden Terrace, 2171 s.f.
Upper Reading Terrace, 750 s.f.
Telluride History Room, 12 seats, 577 s.f.

Each Meeting Room has limitations subject to circumstances and purpose of event. The library garage is not considered meeting space, however due to a prior long standing agreement with KOTO, the garage may be used for KOTO’s annual ski swap or other KOTO event, subject to annual approval. Attendance must not exceed posted limitations established by the Library District and the Fire Marshal. The Telluride History Room serves as a quiet study space in the mornings and is open to public reservations after 5pm. The Palmyra room is a shared quiet space, reservable for library programs only.