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Special Program Instructions

Our next paint night is June 25 at 6pm. Please read the following instructions to register. 

  • You will need an Ocean State Libraries Library card in good standing to register.

  • Registration for this class requires a $10 refundable deposit.

  • You will be able to register only after your deposit has been received. We accept cash or checks, only.

  • On June 25th when you come to class your deposit will be refunded in kind. Cash deposits will be reimbursed in cash. We will hold check deposits until class day and return your uncashed check to you.

  • If you do not attend class and/or you do not call or email the library to cancel your deposit will be considered a donation to the library and will not be refunded.

  • Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance, (by 10:30am June 24th.) This allows us to contact patrons on the waiting list and potentially fill the class and to purchase only the amount of materials we need for people actually attending. No exceptions will be made.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Why?

Our programs are more popular than ever! People are eager to sign –up and we often have a waiting list for popular programs. So how come they are not full the day/evening of the actual program? We try to email a reminder to everyone with a current email address the week of the event. Most people do let us know if they cannot come. However some people do not. With a 24 hour notification we can usually find someone on the waiting list who is happy to come, then our library resources are not wasted paying for a full class, and thus for people who do not show up. This is especially disheartening when others are on the waiting list, hoping to attend.

Some of our patrons have suggested that we charge for classes as a way to combat absenteeism. We are committed to offering programs free of charge, so that cost will not be a barrier to anyone’s attendance. Our town supports our library with a healthy  budget to offer materials and services so that we can serve as many patrons in our community as we can.

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