Display and Distribution of Community Materials Policy

Items that publicize community, county, and local organizations and events that further the role of the Library the central source or civic, cultural, education, and recreational information.  The Library welcomes and encourages the display of such information.

Bulletin board display space is available for community organizations to disseminate information. Only one copy of a notice is permitted.  Items may be displayed for a maximum of one month.  Library staff will remove items that have expired or that have been posted for one month.  Items removed will be discarded; materials will not be returned.

If space becomes limited, preference will be given to items of a timely nature and to organizations or groups that have not recently distributed items.  Literature related to political campaigns will only be distributed or posted thirty days preceding an election.  Items may be distributed as long as they are valid.

The Divide County Public Library is committed to following guidelines for displays set out in the library Bill of Rights written by the American Library Association. In particular, Article I of the Library Bill of Rights states, “Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.” Article II of the Library Bill of Rights states, “Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.” Article IV maintains that exhibit space should be made available “on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.”

Displays are selected, designed, and arranged solely by Library staff.  No other person, group, or organization has authority or permission to erect or maintain any display.  Temporary displays on the Library building or outside on any Library/School property must be approved by the Library Director and the Divide County School District.

Adopted:  9/23/21


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