[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Grafton as Title 2, Ch. 2.22, of the 1979 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended by Ord. No. A-560-90, 1990]
The Library of the Village shall be administered by a joint library board appointed by resolution adopted from time to time by the Village. The trustee members of such joint library board shall be appointed at the second regular meeting in April of each year.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1.01, Code Adoption)]
The Library Board shall have the duties and powers as prescribed in §§ 43.52, 43.53, 43.54, 43.58, 43.60 and 43.72, Wis. Stats.
[Amended by Ord. No. A-556-90, 1990]
Definitions. For the purposes of this chapter certain words and terms are defined as follows:
- Any public library, library of an educational or historical organization or society or museum, and specifically the public libraries within the Village.
- LIBRARY MATERIAL
- Includes any book, plate, picture, photograph, engraving, painting, drawing, map,, newspaper, magazine, pamphlet, broadside, sound recording, audio-visual materials in any format, magnetic or other tapes, electronic data processing records, or other tapes, artifacts or other documentary, written or printed materials, regardless of physical form or characteristic, belonging to, on loan to or otherwise in the custody of a library.
Concealment. The concealment of library material beyond the last station for borrowing library material in a library is evidence of intent to deprive the library of possession of the material. The discovery of library material which has not been borrowed in accordance with the library's procedures or taken with the consent of a library official, agent or employee and which is concealed upon the person or among the belongings of another is evidence of intentional concealment on the part of the person so concealing the material.
Detention based on probable cause. An official or adult employee or agent of the library who has probable cause for believing that a person has violated this section in his or her presence may detain the person in a reasonable manner for a reasonable length of time to deliver the person to the library investigator appointed by the library board, or to the person's parent or guardian in the case of a minor. The detained person shall be promptly informed of the purpose of the detention and be permitted to make telephone calls but shall not be searched against his or her will before the arrival of the library investigator, who may conduct a lawful interrogation of the accused person. Compliance with this section entitles the official, agent or employee effecting the detention to the same defense in any action as is available to a peace officer making an arrest in the line of duty.
Failure to return materials. Any person who has charged out any books or other materials from the U.S.S. Liberty Memorial Public Library in accordance with the rules and regulations adopted by the Grafton Joint Library Board of Trustees and who has failed to return said books or materials on or before the date that said books or materials were to have been returned to the U.S.S. Liberty Memorial Public Library and who has received a written notice to return materials owned by or in charge of the U.S.S. Liberty Memorial Public Library, or any person to whom the library has attempted to send such a notice but is unable to do so because said person failed to inform the library of a change of address, and who fails to return said materials according to the rules and regulations adopted by the Grafton Joint Library Board of Trustees, shall be fined.
[Amended by Ord. No. 019, Series 2009]
The failure to return any single book, periodical, pamphlet, picture, recording or any other item belonging to or in the charge of the U.S.S. Liberty Memorial Public Library shall constitute a separate offense.