Bulletin Board Policy
Bulletin Board and Display Policy
Grand County Public Library
The purpose for the display areas at Grand County Public Library is to provide the public with information about educational, cultural and civic events. Therefore, only displays with public rather than private benefit will be allowed. With the exception of the areas discussed below, no other area in the Library is considered an appropriate location for material distribution.
Library notices, brochures, and display materials are given highest priority.
Designated areas for displays and notices are as follows:
Notices will be posted in designated areas only and with the approval of the Library staff.
Only notices which announce or promote civic, educational, or cultural events or activities, will be allowed.
Notices/messages that convey personal opinion, or are for private benefit, including, but not limited to, for sale signs, yard sale notices, or lost pet announcements will not be posted.
All notices must be dated, and items may be removed after two weeks.
Non-library brochures will only be displayed in the brochure rack and only with the approval of the Library staff. There will be a monthly review of the brochures in the brochure rack.
Only brochures which announce or promote civic, educational, or cultural events or activities will be allowed.
Brochures that convey personal opinion, or are for private benefit, including, but not limited to, menu guides, visitor information brochures, or business brochures will not be allowed.
The Library does not have space for storage of approved brochures.
The primary purpose for the display area in the Grand County Public Library is to provide the public with information about civic matters.
Only governmental displays will be allowed. The appropriateness of a display and its location in the Library will be determined by the Library Director. The Library reserves the right to reject any part of a display or to change the manner of display. The Library Director shall have the final decision on the arrangement of all displays.
- Displays will normally be limited to a one month period with definite dates established in advance. Use of display space for Library purposes takes precedence over other uses. Organizations assume the risk that the Library may need to preempt a display for its own purposes.
- The Director will determine acceptance of a display. If the organization wishes to appeal the Director’s decision, they may do so at the next regularly scheduled Library Board meeting.
- The Library does not have space for storage of displays in the Library. The display must be removed from the building by the agreed upon date.
- The Library is not responsible for any items on display that are lost, damaged, or stolen. If needed, insurance covering the value of the display will be the responsibility of the displaying organization. Items on display in the library enjoy the same security as the library collection and equipment; however, irreplaceable items or items of great value should not be included in a display.
The responsibility for any damage to Library property caused by the installation, display or dismantling of a display will rest with the sponsoring organization. Exhibitors must sign the Display Agreement Form (see attached sheet) upon approval of a display.
Adopted 9/7/2000 and Revised or Reapproved 8/10/06, 3/12/08, 5/20/09, 8/18/10, 10/12/11, 11/8/12, 9/12/13, 8/7/14, 8/13/15, 7/14/16, 9/13/18, 1/9/2020, and 3/10/2022.
by the Grand County Public Library Board of Directors