Also available for rental: The Amphitheatre or Harbor Park
The primary purpose of the Jean Picker Room of the Camden Public Library is to provide a place for cultural and educational programs and exhibits that are free and open to the public. These programs and exhibits should provide an opportunity for aesthetic and intellectual growth and enjoyment. They should also foster public awareness and discourse about issues both local and global.
Nonprofit: $25 per hour For-profit: $50 per hour Library co-sponsored*: no charge
*The Library may choose to co-sponsor and waive fees for organizations that host meetings, programs, exhibits, and classes that help fulfill the Library’s mission, such as non-profit groups hosting writers, readers, literary events, and community-based events. Such co-sponsorship is available for organizations that are: 1) local/community/non-profit organizations; 2) host events that are open to the public; and 3) events for which no fee or donation is being requested
The Library prioritizes events that are free to attend. However, organizations may — in certain circumstances — charge participants small fees, with prior Library permission. The Library will take into consideration the nature of the event and the benefit to the Library and the community.
The Library does not host fundraisers or benefits in the Jean Picker Room for other organizations.
All groups requesting use of the Jean Picker Room must fill out an application at least two weeks in advance of their scheduled program. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE APPLICATION FORM. The Library Program Coordinator will review the application and contact the applicant to confirm if the Library can or cannot accommodate the request. Once the reservation is confirmed, payment of the full rental fee is required.
The Library is open on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm; and on Sundays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
The following are included in the rental of the Jean Picker Room:
– Chairs – 6-foot tables – Lectern
– Flip charts – Whiteboard – Easel
– Kitchenette (sink and countertop only)
Groups may also request access to the following A/V equipment:
– Library laptop – Projector – Large screen monitor
– DVD/Blu-ray player – PA system – Meeting Owl (compatible with Zoom)
If a group has been approved for a rental and has paid their fee, they have the option of canceling one week (seven working days) prior to the scheduled event with a full refund of their money. If, however, the cancellation is closer to the event than one week, the renter must forfeit the fee. There is no penalty if cancellation is due to inclement weather or is called off by the Library.
The Library reserves the right to make and change policies related to COVID-19 safety precautions based on CDC recommendations and current conditions in Knox County. Event attendance limits, mask-wearing requirements, the allowance of food and beverages, etc. are established and regularly reviewed by the Library’s Executive Director. Failure to comply with current regulations may result in denial of future requests.
For further details about renting the Jean Picker Room, please contact Julia Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org.