Grounds Use Policy
Use of the Ashtabula County District Library’s (ACDL) grounds (4335 Park Ave, Ashtabula and 860 Sherman Street, Geneva) is permitted provided such use does not interfere with normal activities of the Library and the dates requested for the use of the grounds is open.
Approval of the use of the grounds does not constitute or imply library endorsement of any group or individual, their mission, or their positions. Groups using the library’s grounds may not advertise the event in such a way as to imply endorsement.
The Library Board of Trustees is authorized to refuse any request or cancel any activity if the activity does not conform to the use, intent, or restrictions outlined in the policy. All non-profit groups or organizations using the library’s grounds shall read the library’s grounds policy and execute and fill out the Library’s Request for the Use of the Library Grounds form and complete a Waiver of Liability.
Each group or organization shall agree to hold the ACDL Board of Trustees and its library staff and library volunteers harmless from and to indemnify them against all costs, damages, losses, claims, and expenses incurred, directly or indirectly, as a result of such group’s use of the Library grounds. Such costs, damages, losses, claims, and expenses shall include, without limitation, any damages to the library grounds; the costs of employee overtime, if occasioned by the use of the library grounds; the cost of police protection, if deemed necessary by the Library Board of Trustees; and any claim asserted by any third person against the Board of Trustees and staff on account of any alleged injury causally related to the use of the library grounds, together with defense costs including reasonable attorneys’ fees.