Meetings must be conducted by or for the residents of Hale County and be open to the public at no charge (exception: some official City meetings may restrict attendance). Organizations meeting in the library must not have restrictions on membership but may be permitted to collect nominal dues. The meeting room may not be reserved by commercial groups; occasionally, however, an approved not-for-profit educational organization may be permitted to charge a small fee to cover the cost of presenting a workshop. Religious and political groups may use the public library’s meeting room, but no money may be collected. All groups must provide the librarian with attendance information (check with library staff for further details).