It is the policy of Neptune Public Library, as a part of its information mission and as a public service, to provide access to community information by providing spaces for the free distribution of handouts and the public posting of flyers, notices and posters not prohibited by law.
Acceptable non-library materials produced by individuals or organizations are limited to those engaged in cultural, educational, intellectual, non-commercial, or charitable activities. All postings will be approved by the Library Director or designee.
Distribution or posting of materials at the Library does not indicate a Library endorsement of the ideas, issues, or events promoted by those materials.
Placement, Quantity and Size
The Library Director will designate which spaces such as bulletin boards, literature racks, counter tops, desktops, or shelves are available for free distribution or posting of non-library materials within the Library or on library grounds.
The Library will give preference to materials that
- are of general community interest
- originate with organizations located in NeptuneTownship
- announce events, activities, and services in a timely fashion
- are of a suitable size and, in the case of handouts, of suitable quantity
Duration and Responsibility
The Library Director or designated staff member(s) must approve each item for posting or free distribution.
Materials will be posted or placed for free distribution for 30 days, or until the last day of the event. After 30 days, materials will be discarded.
The Library assumes no responsibility for the preservation or protection of materials posted or placed for free distribution.
Materials posted or left for free distribution without approval from the Library will be discarded.
Materials known to be illegal will not be posted or placed for distribution.
Adopted by the Board of Trustees
14 September 2005