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Selma Dallas County Public Library meeting rooms are available for use by nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and groups engaged in educational, civic, cultural, and intellectual activities. The scheduling of library activities in the meeting rooms will take priority over the scheduling of meetings for outside groups and organizations. When a group is permitted to use a library meeting room, that does not in any way constitute an endorsement by the library of the group’s policies or beliefs, and no claim to that effect nor claim to library sponsorship may be used, explicitly or implicitly, in advertising meetings held in library meeting rooms.
All meetings must be open to the public. Library meeting rooms are not available for private social functions such as weddings, memorial services, parties or other social events. With the exception of the library meeting rooms are not available for commercial purposes. Such commercial use includes but is not limited to bazaars, special benefit sales, and programs or presentations designed to promote the purchase of products or services.
Smoking, alcoholic beverages, and illegal drugs are prohibited in the library meeting rooms. Refreshments may be served in accordance with each library facility’s procedure.
Advance reservations are required:
Rooms are available Monday-Thursday from 9:00-5:45 and Friday and Saturday from 9:00- 4:45. Groups must return the rooms to original setting and clear the library fifteen minutes before closing. (5:45 and 4:45). All organizational property shall be removed before leaving the library.
There is a $40.00 charge for up to four hours in the Vaughan Room and $80.00 for four-eight hours.. There is no charge for the Kathryn Tucker Windham Room.
The Library reserves the right to revoke use of meeting rooms if needed for library use.
Cancellation must be given 24 hours in advance.
Responsibility for reimbursing the library for damage to the room or its contents rests with the organization.
The Vaughan Room is equipped with an audio-visual connection, as well as Internet connections. Please advise us 3 days in advance if you will require the use of this equipment.
Meeting rooms must have in attendance at least 1 adult for every 10 children.
Childcare is not provided by the library. Please ask participants to make child care arrangements outside the library prior to meetings. Behavior in meeting rooms is expected to be enforced by person in charge of the organization. All behavior should take into consideration the best interest of the library. A quiet environment is expected by all who visit the library.
Only light refreshments may be served and all food and drink must stay in the Vaughan Room. There is no food or drink served in the Kathryn Windham Room. Cell phone use is acceptable in both the rooms but not in the library public space. A small kitchen is attached to the Vaughan Room. The refrigerator may be used as well as clean up sink/area/etc. There is no cooking allowed. Please do not use library supplies of paper towels, plates, cups, etc. Organizations must bring their own supplies for the events.
Seating capacity of Vaughan Room – 125
Seating capacity of Kathryn Windham Room- 15