Lewdness & Loud Talking Forbidden!
This small broadside from a library in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, spells out the penalties for breaking rules (mostly fiduciary in nature) and also clarifies stockholder’s borrowing terms and how long books may be used at home. The rules end with a declaration set in all caps that there will be no smoking or loud talking or, most importantly, no indecorous conduct in the library. Not much has changed, really, when it comes right down to it.
Adopted by William Wallace in memory of Mary Brown