JD Evans Community Room

JD Evans Room
The JD Evans Community Room, located in the Steele Memorial Library in Mt. Olive, may be used free of charge by non-profit, civic, cultural, charitable and social organizations in Wayne County. The J. D. Evans Community Room is available on an equitable basis to these groups regardless of their beliefs or affiliations. Scheduling the use of the room will be on a first-come, first-served basis any time during the regular hours of library operation after a written application has been received. Reservations for the room will not be taken earlier than 4 months in advance of the date of proposed use and no group may reserve the room more than 12 times in a calendar year.

Reserving the Community Room

What you need to know about reserving the J.D. Evans Community Room:
  • The capacity of the room is 120 persons.
  • All programs and meetings must be open to the public and no admission charge may be levied.
  • Non-profit groups may charge a materials fee to participants but this fee may not exceed the actual cost of the materials.
  • Use of the room for the promotion and sale of merchandise is prohibited with the exception of the sale of books by an author during a designated book signing event.
  • Library facilities shall be left in a clean and orderly condition. Groups or organizations using library facilities accept liability for any damages to the facility.
  • The Library does not provide staff for the set-up or arrangement of the room. The Library does not provide staff for the supervision of the use of the room. Any group or organization using the room shall be responsible for the handling and security of their equipment and do so at their own risk.
Read our Meeting Room Policy (PDF) for complete guidelines for using the J.D. Evans Community Room at the Steele Memorial Library.

To reserve the room at the library, bring the completed Auditorium Application (PDF) and a copy of a tax letter from the IRS stating that your group is a nonprofit organization. Reservations will be pending until we receive the IRS letter and application.