The library receives many requests from community organizations and businesses to use display space in the building for displays of general or specific interest. The library display committee schedules in-house displays to coincide with library activities, and those displays take precedence over outside requests.
Outside organizations are asked to submit a request for approval of a proposed display or exhibit. This ensures that that space is available and that the exhibit/display meets the following requirements:
- Nothing shall be displayed/exhibited without permission of the Library Director.
- The library will protect materials, but cannot be responsible for loss or damage.
- No display/exhibit is permitted that advocates a position on an issue before the electorate or the defeat or election of a candidate for public office, except in areas designated for this purpose.
- Commercial advertising is not permitted.
- Size limits, placement, and length of display are at the discretion of the library display committee.
Requests for reconsideration of the policy:
- An individual or group may appeal this policy by discussing the issue in question with the Director.
- The Director will make a decision and notify the person in writing.
- If the party wishes to appeal the decision, he/she may send a written request to the Board of Trustees.
- The Board of Trustees will discuss the concern with the party at a Board meeting.
- The Board will vote on the appeal no later than at the next meeting and send notification of the decision in writing within seven days of the vote.
- The decision of the Board is final.