Food and Drink

The Saugus Public Library strives to create a welcoming, clean and comfortable environment for everyone.  At the same time, the Library has a responsibility to protect the resources of the building including, but not limited to, the furniture, library materials, flooring, and computers. Consistent with both these goals, the Library has adopted the following guidelines for the consumption of food and/or beverages in public areas.

Only beverages in covered containers are allowed in the library.

This includes:

  • Coffee and other drinks with lids
  • Bottles of water, soda, juice, etc. with caps
  • Beverages, including soft drinks in pop-top cans
  • Take-out drinks in paper or Styrofoam cups with lids

All cups, cans, and bottles associated with beverages must be properly disposed of by the patron.

 Consumption of food is limited to snack type foods such as:

  • Candy
  • Chips and pretzels
  • Cookies
  • Apples, grapes, bananas, carrots, celery
  • Nuts and trail mix

Patrons are expected to clean up after themselves and to keep the noise levels associated with the consumption of food and beverages to a minimum.  Consumption of meals, messy or aromatic foods is prohibited.

Patrons consuming beverages or food in the library may be financially responsible for any damage resulting from spills or stains.

This policy does not apply to Library functions and/or meeting rooms.  See Meeting Room policy.