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Display Space Policy

The Seekonk Public Library has an obligation to inform the people it serves about the resources and programs it offers. The library is also committed to informing Seekonk residents about activities and events taking place in the community. The library’s display case, bulletin boards, wall and floor space, and adjoining grounds are all considered to be library display space, and the use of this space is governed by this policy and other rules authorized by the Board of Library Trustees.

This display space is primarily for use by the library to promote its programs and services. The library director may grant permission to other non-profit, community organizations or town departments to use the display space when these are not scheduled for use by the library. The Seekonk Library Trust and the Friends of the Seekonk Public Library, which are non-profit organizations that exist to support the library, shall be given preference over all other organizations when scheduling use of the display space.

All displays or signs installed in the library’s display space by outside groups must be compatible with the broad mission of the library to inform, educate, and support the improvement of the quality of life of Seekonk residents. Displays may not promote the private financial or commercial interest of an individual or group, nor may they advocate a particular political, religious or public policy viewpoint. The library director shall determine if the content of a display complies with the above criteria. The Board of Library Trustees authorizes the library director to establish appropriate rules and procedures to implement this policy.

People who believe that they have been improperly denied use of the display space may appeal the Director’s decision in accordance with library policy on appealing the denial of services.

Originally Approved: 4/16/2014,  Amended: 1/17/2018