Thanks Chip for bringing this information into the conversation.
Libraries should be open to all. We all need to be sure that happens.
On Sat, Aug 27, 2022 at 3:05 PM <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Something to consider regarding foul odor policies:
> Just thinking it should be put out there to think about.
> On 2022-08-26 14:24, Pamela Dunning wrote:
> > My two cents:
> > Diplomacy may be useful here. You might start by quietly asking to have a
> > word with him. Explain that he might not realize how strong the scent he
> > carries is but that it is directly upsetting several people who find it
> > offensive as any other body odor or strong smell.Giving him a copy of
> > the policy and showing where strong odors are mentioned will then give
> > the opportunity the explain that you would really hate to enforce the
> > policy but the odor and residual second-hand THC can make others ill so
> > you would have to follow the policy. This gives the individual an opening
> > to do the right thing and be of help to you. If he gets difficult, I
> > then call 911 and have him removed from the building. These difficult
> > conversations can be quite stressful beforehand. Hopefully, you will
> > better as soon as you get through it. Good luck.
> > On Fri, Aug 26, 2022 at 2:08 PM John Clark <[log in to unmask]>
> > You could also address it as an allergy issue, not to mention that anyone
> > under eighteen might be affected by second hand THC and he might be in
> > for a misdemeanor charge of furnishing drugs to a minor. The latter is
> > stretching things, but if he's buzzed, he might never realize that.
> > On Fri, Aug 26, 2022 at 1:27 PM Andrea DeBiase <
> > [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I could use a little boost of encouraging words to tell a beloved young
> > man that it is really not ok to come into the library smelling of weed.
> > It is legal but...not great to come inside right after imbibing.
> > I just can't say it... but am going to have to. I will give him a copy
> > of the Customer Behavior Policy as well. This reminds me that we should
> > hand this out to all who sign up for a card. Do you have packets ready
> > for new customers?
> > Thank you for your support.
> > Andie
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> > PHONE: 207-237-3535
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> > Luis Borges
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