[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Cresskill 12-1-1981 by Ord. No. 81-26-807. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 6-16-1987 by Ord. No. 87-11-967]
No person shall detain or fail to return any book, periodical, pamphlet, artistic reproduction, phonograph recording, audiovisual material or any property borrowed from the Free Public Library of the Borough of Cresskill or from any Bergen County Cooperative Library System after 30 days have elapsed from the date of mailing by certified mail, return receipt requested, of a notice demanding the return thereof, addressed to said person at the last address furnished to the library. Personal service of such notice upon said person or upon a person over the age of 14 years who resides in the same household as said person may be used in place of mailing such notice as aforesaid.
No person shall cut, tear, deface, disfigure, damage or destroy any book, periodical, pamphlet, artistic reproduction, phonograph recording, audiovisual material or other property or any part thereof which is borrowed from, owned by or is in the custody of such library.
No person shall register or furnish a false name or address or use without the owner's permission any card other than the one issued to said person for the purpose of borrowing any book, periodical, pamphlet, phonograph recording, audiovisual material or other property from the Free Public Library of the Borough of Cresskill.
No person shall remove any book or property from the Free Public Library of the Borough of Cresskill without having it charged to a validly issued borrower's card or unless said person has written permission from the librarian.
No person shall obstruct, annoy, molest, hinder, threaten, insult or interfere with any library employee or person legally enjoying the privileges of the Free Public Library of the Borough of Cresskill, nor shall any person make any loud, disturbing or offensive noises or otherwise create a nuisance in and upon the grounds and premises of the library.
N.J.S.A. 9:6-8.21 prohibits parents from endangering the welfare of children. N.J.S.A. 30:5B-1 through 5B-15 prohibits the library from functioning as a child-care center unless licensed by the State of New Jersey. Therefore, responsibility for the conduct of minors remains with the parent/guardian, and minors below seven years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. All minors must leave the library promptly at closing time. The above-mentioned statutes may be enforced if minors are left unattended.
[Added 12-6-1988 by Ord. No. 88-23-1000]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, pay a fine of not less than $10 per book, up to a maximum fine of $100 per book. In no event shall any fine imposed for violating any provision exceed $500.