Charitable and Community Activities - Branch Specific


Branch libraries may participate in local community collections (blood donations, personal care items, non-perishable food, etc) at the branch manager’s discretion on a case by case basis. Participation may include both advertisement in the library and collection locations in the facility. These activities shall be of local interest and concern only and are for the purpose of assisting local nonprofit organizations. 

The Library District will provide limited space within its facilities if space is available without hindering public service activities.  Such collections will be limited to one at a time and shall require only minimal staff time.  The Library shall not be liable for any loss or theft from the collections, nor will it assume responsibility for maintenance or transportation of collections. Publicity for such collections shall not be the responsibility of the Library.

Requests for library participation shall be submitted to the Branch Manager or his/her library staff  designee.  Written approval or denial response shall be given within 15 days. Groups or organizations denied access to branch specific collections shall have the right to appeal. Such appeal shall be submitted to the Library Director within 15 days of original denial. The Director shall respond in writing with a ruling concerning the denial within fifteen days.

If the Director determines that the request should be denied, a final appeal may be made to the District’s Board of Trustees. Such appeal must be made in writing and must arrive at the District’s Administrative offices no later than the 25thof the month for inclusion in the following month’s Board packets. The Trustees shall be supplied with the final appeal language along with all findings by management. Appeals to the Board of Trustees must be filed within thirty days of the date of the denial finding submitted by the Director.

(Approved 2/8/93, Revised 10/9/2012)