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Policy 34

PLATTEKILL PUBLIC LIBRARY

PROGRAMMING POLICY

Adopted: June 11, 2015 Page 1 of 1

A program is a planned interaction between the library staff or outside presenters and the program participants for the purpose of promoting library materials, facilities, or services, as well as offering the community an informational, entertaining, or cultural experience. Programming includes such activities as story times, crafts and activities, summer reading program for children, speakers for young adults, and book or author discussion groups for adults. Selection of library programs topics, speakers, courses, classes, and resource materials should be made by library staff on the basis of the interests and needs of library users and the community. Library programming should not exclude topics, books, speakers, media and other resources because they might be controversial. The library does not conduct programming that is purely commercial, political or religious in nature.

Library programs must be non-commercial. Presenters may be professionals or business people but the information presented must be generic in nature. No solicitation for business will be permitted. The library does not advocate or endorse the content and viewpoints of presenters and programs.

Because of seating limitations registration will be required for most events. The library reserves the right to limit the attendance at events due to wishes of the presenter or space considerations. A waiting list will be compiled and efforts will be made to confirm attendance prior to the event or program.

Programs may be cancelled for a number of reasons, chiefly: severe weather, absence of the presenter, or low registration. Cancelled programs are not automatically rescheduled.

The library promotes its in-house programming through fliers, the library’s website and facebook page or local news media. Presenters may not publicize their programs without approval of the library director.