M/RCPL provides bulletin board space for local non-profit events and activities. Programs and events publicized on the library’s bulletin boards should be compatible with the library’s purpose of providing educational, cultural, recreational, and informational services to the community.
Permission is given based upon the limitations of display space, the timeliness of the material, and the relevance of the material to the civic, educational, informational, cultural, recreational, or vocational life of the community.
M/RCPL will not display personal advertisements, petitions, solicitations, surveys, for-profit, or commercial material. Staff may make exceptions for announcements of educational opportunities provided by profit-making businesses, items including a variety of beneficiaries, or local entertainment/cultural events that could be considered of interest and value to their communities.
Promotional political literature cannot be displayed at M/RCPL, due to space limitations in several locations. To maintain a neutral stance on political candidates and issues, M/RCPL would have to display all materials at all locations; since that is not possible, no political fliers, posters, brochures etc. are allowed.
Authorization is based upon the provisions of this policy and will not be based upon the viewpoint, beliefs, or affiliations of the non-profit group or the viewpoints expressed in the material. Posting or distribution of any such material in the library does not indicate library endorsement of the ideas, issues, or events promoted by that material.
Approved by the Board of Trustees, May 2014.