Adopted by the Eagle Public Library Board of Trustees, August 12, 2013
Reviewed and Reaffirmed, January 18, 2023
The Board of Trustees of the Eagle Public Library provide the community with limited, temporary space on bulletin boards to further the Library’s mission to provide information and services that promote lifelong learning, literacy, and love of reading to enrich the quality of life in our community. The Board endorses the American Library Association’s Exhibit Spaces and Bulletin Boards interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights. To make the most efficient use of the space that is available, the Board of Trustees established the following criteria for such material.
Because space is very limited, preference will be given to Library, Library support groups, City of Eagle, and City-related material, and as space permits, announcements of events and activities of tax-supported or non-profit educational, cultural, and charitable organizations. Objective material which presents both sides of controversial issues and which relate to supporting material in Library collections will be preferred. Space for political campaign literature, legislative lobbying, commercial advertising, solicitations, religious proselytizing, and personal notices or communications cannot be provided.
Acceptance or rejection of material for display does not imply approval or disapproval by the Library of the ideas or opinions expressed. The Library does not assume responsibility or liability for materials exhibited in Library facilities. The Library reserves the right to refuse to post, and the right to remove announcements or posters which do not meet the above criteria or which have been posted for a reasonable length of time. Material left for Library consideration for posting cannot be held or returned. The Library will dispose of all materials as it sees fit.
The Library Director or designee must approve all bulletin board postings. Any item placed on the bulletin board or any item attached to walls or other library surfaces without prior approval will be removed and discarded. All bulletin board postings are temporary and all posting will be dated. The Library reserves the right to establish material size and length of display limits for all items posted on the bulletin board. This policy does not prohibit the restriction of the bulletin board to specific uses by authorized Library staff.
Amendment of Rules
The Board of Trustees of the Eagle Public Library reserves the right to review and amend this policy at any time.