Township of East Hanover, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee (now Township Council) of the Township of East Hanover as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 12-21-1978 by Ord. No. 28-1978]

§ 99-1 Return of books or other materials.

No person shall detain or fail to return any book, periodical, pamphlet, artistic reproduction, phonograph recording, audiovisual material or any other article borrowed from the Free Public Library of the Township of East Hanover after 30 days have elapsed from the date of posting by certified mail, return receipt requested, of a notice demanding return thereof, addressed to said person at the last address furnished.

§ 99-2 Damaging books or other materials.

No person shall cut, tear, deface, disfigure, damage or destroy any book, periodical, pamphlet, artistic reproduction, phonograph recording, audiovisual material or other article or any part thereof which is borrowed from, owned by or is in the custody of such library.

§ 99-3 Posting of library rules and regulations.

The Library Board shall adopt and post in a conspicuous place in the Free Public Library building, rules, regulations and procedures governing the borrowing of books, periodicals, pamphlets or any other item or article which may be available for such borrowing to the public.

§ 99-4 Compliance with rules for removal of items.

No person shall remove any book, periodical, pamphlet, artistic reproduction, phonograph recording, audiovisual material or any other item or article from the Free Public Library building without complying with the rules, regulations and procedures of the library for borrowing such items or articles.

§ 99-5 Using false name or address.

No person with intent to defraud shall register or furnish a false name or address or use any card other than the one issued to said person for the purpose of borrowing any book or other article from said library.

§ 99-6 Filing of complaint; conditions.

The Library Director is authorized to file a complaint in the Municipal Court under the following conditions:
A. 
A certified letter, return receipt requested, shall be sent by the library administration after six weeks, informing the person that the book or material is overdue and that he is subject to prosecution pursuant to this chapter.
B. 
In the case of a minor, the letter shall be sent to the parents of the minor involved.
C. 
The book, material or article shall be overdue for at least two months.

§ 99-7 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 8-17-1982 by Ord. No. 24-1982]
Any person who violates or refuses to comply with the regulations and provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not to exceed the sum of $500 or be imprisoned in the county jail for a term not to exceed 90 days, or both, in the discretion of the Judge before whom such conviction is obtained.
[Adopted 7-12-2004 by Ord. No. 28-2004]

§ 99-8 Creation of Board; terms.

[Amended 8-13-2007 by Ord. No. 16-2007]
A. 
There is hereby created in the Township a Board of Trustees of the Free Public Library to consist of seven members, two of whom shall be the Mayor of East Hanover and the Superintendent of the East Hanover Public School System. The remaining five members shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council pursuant to statute. The Mayor and Superintendent of Schools may, respectively, appoint an alternate to act in his/her place and stead, with authority in his/her absence to attend all meetings of the Board and to vote on all questions before the Board. The Board shall administer the affairs of the Library pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:54-1 et seq.
B. 
The members whose terms expire in 2008, 2009 and 2010 shall, upon expiration of such term, be entitled to reappointment to a full term or the Mayor may, with the advice and consent of the Council, appoint replacements for such members for a full term. One of the members whose terms expire in 2011 shall be entitled to reappointment to a full term or the Mayor may, with the advice and consent of the Council, appoint a replacement for such member for a full term. The second member whose term expires in 2011 may be reappointed to a one-year term or the Mayor may, with the advice and consent of the Council, appoint a replacement for such member for a one-year term. Thereafter, all members may be reappointed to a full term or the Mayor may, with the advice and consent of the Council, appoint replacements for such members for a full term.