Reserve a Meeting Area

Need a meeting place? The Hennessey Public Library offers several options for free!

Reservations must be made by an adult (age 18 or older) representative of the group or organization; the exception is youth (ages 9-17) reserving a meeting area for a school-related activity. Any person who requests a meeting room must possess a valid Hennessey Public Library card unless otherwise approved by the Library Director. Submitting a Meeting Room Reservation Application (PDF download) does not guarantee use or date/time requested.

The individual or group/organization representative must initially fill out a Meeting Room Reservation Application (PDF download). This application will be kept on file and can be updated over the phone or via email for standing reservations.

Meeting rooms are booked on a first come, first served basis. Reservations must be made 48 hours prior to the meeting. Individuals, groups, or organizations may reserve meeting areas for one-time use, occasional use, or on a continuing basis.

Note that Library-related programs will always be given priority over standing reservations and the Library Director reserves the right to preempt or cancel reservations that conflict with Library programming. All efforts will be made to accommodate meeting room reservations.

Learn more about reserving meeting areas in the Library’s Meeting Room Use Policy.

NOTE: No food or drinks are permitted in the meeting areas–with the exception of The Brick–unless pre-approved by the Library Director.


The Ortman Auditorium has a proscenium stage with minimal lighting and a lower apron stage. A DVD compatible projector is available, but speakers should bring their own sound system and technician.

Capacity: 200

History Center

The meeting area of the Sam and Burla Snyder History Center is great for meetings and small training sessions. Tables and chairs are available.

Capacity: 20

The Brick

The Brick Cafe and adjoining hallway called the Hospitality Center is ideal for showers, receptions, small group meetings, and more! It is equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. China and glassware are available.

Capacity: 30

Children’s Play Area

The children’s area is perfect for a birthday party! Surrounded by children’s books, this wide open space includes a large play rug for cars and trains and a variety of educational toys.

Capacity: 25

Teen Room

We always receive rave reviews about our teen space. It includes a 1950s-style diner booth and hightop table and four chairs plus several outlets and USB ports. The teen room is a great area for small club meetings and study sessions.

Capacity: 12

Study Tables

Need a place to meet your friends for a quiet study session? We have two large square tables with eight comfy chairs.

Capacity: 8

Reference Room

The reference room with its comfy sofa, overstuffed chairs, and bean bag chairs is just right for a book club or small group meetings.

Capacity: 10