GARDEN CITY LIBRARY
POSTING AND DISTRIBUTION OF
FREE NON-LIBRARY MATERIAL POLICY
It is the policy of Garden City Public Library, as a part of its 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.
Acceptable non-library materials produced by individuals or organizations are limited to those
who are engaged in cultural, educational, intellectual, or charitable activities or other activities
approved by the Library Director or his or her designee.
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
are from organizations located in Garden City
announce events, activities, and services in a timely fashion
are of a suitable size and, in the case of handouts, of suitable quantity
Distribution or posting of materials at the Library does not indicate a Library endorsement of
the ideas, issues, or events promoted by those materials.
Duration and Responsibility
The Library Director or his or her 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 which the 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 Director
will be discarded.
Materials known to be illegal will not be posted or placed for distribution.
(Adopted 7-11-07, reviewed 8-5-09 Garden Ci