BULLETIN BOARD USE POLICY

POLICY STATEMENT:  The Library offers a public bulletin board for the use by the community in furtherance of the Library’s mission to serve Livingston’s diverse and changing community as a center of education, information, recreation and culture.

APPLICATION:  This Policy governs patron rights and responsibilities.

PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTATION:  The Library offers a public bulletin board for the use by Recognized Livingston Organizations (which appear on the Township’s “Livingston Organizations List”) and individuals within the Livingston community.  Only items of a civic, educational, cultural or public service nature shall be considered for posting.

The following items will not be accepted for posting:

Advertisements of products or services offered by commercial organizations or individuals

Petitions

Political electioneering or campaign materials

Anything containing hateful, offensive, obscene, or demographically discriminatory language or other content.

All materials must be submitted to the Library for approval prior to posting.  Any material posted without receiving prior approval, will be removed from the bulletin board.

The Library Director will have final authority to determine whether materials are acceptable for posting on the bulleting board.

Any approved material may remain on the bulletin board for a period not to exceed two (2) weeks, however, materials may be approved to remain on the bulletin board for more than two (2) weeks, subject to available space.

The posting of materials does not indicate the Library’s endorsement of the ideas, issues or events promoted by these materials. Posting authorization shall be determined without regard to the content, viewpoints, beliefs or affiliations of the organization or individual sponsors of materials approved for posting, except as set out in this policy.

The Library assumes no legal or financial responsibility for the preservation or protection of any materials submitted for posting.  Materials will not be returned.

ENFORCEMENT/IMPLEMENTATION:  The Director and designated staff members are responsible for implementing and enforcing this Policy. 

Approved by the Board of Trustees July 12, 2006

Revised:   February 9, 2016