Poster Posting Policy

Introduction

The use, by individuals and organizations, of the library’s posting and informational spaces is not a right, but a privilege which is subject to review by the Board of Trustees. The Chatfield Public Library bulletin boards and information spaces are available for the display of information related to educational, cultural, intellectual, recreational or charitable activities, services, and events.

Procedures for Posting

Posters should be left with Library staff at the public service desk. Immediate posting is not always possible. Items usually are not posted more than two weeks before an event. Items may be posted only by a Library staff member, who checks to make sure that the material meets the library’s standards, and when in doubt consults with the Library Director. The Library Director shall make the final determination of compliance. Decisions may be appealed in writing to the Library Board of Trustees.

Posters will not be returned.

The library assumes no responsibility for the preservation, protection, or possible damage or theft of any item posted. Posters that have been defaced are removed by Library staff. The library may limit the period of time any poster may remain on display due to space constraints.

The library reserves the right to provide space on a long-term basis for announcements which give specific help to visitors or residents on a continuing basis, such as library information, crisis services, etc.

Some spaces in the Library are reserved for Library-related posters and information only.

Appearance of Posters

Posters should be concisely informative and have a “professional” appearance. They should not exceed 18″ in height, with an 8-1/2 by 11 size preferred due to space limitations.

Content and Purpose of Posters

Posters must contain information related to specific educational, cultural, intellectual, recreational or charitable activities, services, and events that are open to the general public.

Postings about events for which a charge is made must indicate that charge on the poster.

The sponsoring agency or group must be identified on the poster.

Unacceptable Posters

Posters will not be accepted which promote a particular religious, political, social, or other point of view. However, these entities may post information of public meetings or services sponsored by them.

Posters will not be accepted which advocate the election or defeat of a candidate for public office, or which advocate an affirmative or negative vote for or against any proposition, whether political or otherwise.

Postings planned by a company or business to promote, advertise or lead to sale of its products and services are not permitted.

Use of Library bulletin board and information display space is free of charge.

Adopted by the Chatfield Public Library Board May 13, 2003.

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