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Policy Statement for Children's Programs
The staff of the Jackson County Public Library selects, plans, prepares and presents programs and events. These programs further library goals and are part of the established, ongoing services of the department.
The Jackson County Public Library and its Board of Trustees endorse and support the Library Bill of Rights and the American Library Association interpretation resulting in Library Initiated Programs as a Resource.
Most programs and events planned, promoted or sponsored by the library are FREE of charge. Programs may be designed for a specific age or grade level and attendance may thenbe limited to a specifically described audience. (For example: 3 to 5-years-old) Some programs may require registration. This is done in order to:
- not exceed capacity of rooms;
- to ensure the audience matches the specifically described characteristics such as age or grade level;
- to allow the presenter to make preparations for each individual attending.
If registration is required, it will be done on a first-come, first-served basis for the described audience. If programs are filled, we will make every effort to include those on waiting lists or to expand programs to accommodate demand.
Programs may be presented off-site or by request from groups or area schools. These programs are selected and presented by the library staff, but outside speakers or presenters may be invited to provide programming sponsored by the library. Arrangements are made for these programs on a first-come, first-served basis.
No individual or organization who presents a program at the library for public attendance is allowed to sell their product or services or collect names, addresses, and phone numbers ofattendeesduring their presentation or during their time at the library. Exempt from this are authors or performers who come to speak about books they have authored or perform songs they have written or performed on video or audio. Before or after the presentation, the author, performer, or his/her representative may unobtrusively sell copies of the published or recorded work. Presentation at the library of any specific idea does not constitute library endorsement. Organizations or business affiliation will be used by the library in our promotion of programs. This also does not constitute endorsement, merely acknowledgment.
Adopted October 20, 1998, Revised May 16, 2000