Programs Policy

Definition

A library program is a public activity sponsored or co-sponsored by the Library occurring at the Library, at the Digital Branch, on a bookmobile or at offsite locations.

Sponsorship

Whether a program idea originates from the Library, a community group or individual the staff shall determine whether:

the program supports the mission of the Library, and

the resources needed to accomplish the program are available.

Any program declined co-sponsorship will be reported to the Board of Trustees at its next meeting.

Program Content

The Library strives to sponsor programs that present a broad spectrum of opinions and viewpoints. However, sponsorship or co-sponsorship of a program does not constitute the Library’s endorsement of the content or the views expressed during the program. Library staff shall select topics, speakers and resource materials for programs based on interest and the needs of the community.

Expression of Concern

Customer concerns regarding program sponsorship or co-sponsorship are to be addressed promptly and courteously as outlined in the Expression of Concern Process.

Adopted – June 21, 2007
Board of Trustees
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library