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I.  No signs, flyers, brochures, etc. will be displayed at the Circulation Desk, at the Reference Desk, at the Children’s Reference Desk or on the main bulletin board in the Children’s Room except for those items that reflect the services and activities of The Montvale Free Public Library.


II.  The Library will not permanently display any unsolicited item(s) belonging to or created by individuals or civic, cultural, educational, charitable, or recreational organizations.  The Library will temporarily display such items for a period of no longer than three months provided that the individual or organization has secured written approval from the Library Board of Trustees and has completed a “Hold Harmless” (a.k.a., “Release by Exhibitor”) agreement.  The individual or organization must supply the means to display the item(s), which must also be approved by the Library Board.

 
III.  Artists whose works are shown in an exhibit arranged by the Library will also be required to sign a “Hold Harmless” (“Release by Exhibitor”) agreement.  The individual(s) must supply the means to display the item(s), which must also be approved by the Library Board.

 
IV.  For a period of no longer than three months, the Library will be a drop-off point for non-monetary donations collected by Borough of Montvale civic, cultural, educational, charitable, and recreational organizations provided that the organization has secured written approval from the Library Board of Trustees; these collections will be reviewed periodically.  All donations collected will be secured in a non-public area and must be retrieved by the organization at least once a week.  Through news releases to the local papers and a posting on its web site, the Library will assist the organization in publicizing said non-monetary donations.

 
V.  Library bulletin boards – General Information

           -- The maximum allowable size of any posting is 8 1/2“ x 14”.

         -- Nothing of a commercial or personal nature will be posted at any time.

         -- All items will be dated when posted and will be removed after the date of the event or within 30 days, whichever occurs first.

         -- Items are posted on a space-available basis.

         -- The final decision to post or not to post rests with the Library Director.


 
VI.  Library bulletin boards – Main Bulletin Board

             --  Items reflecting activities or information of interest to adults and teens may be posted in the adult area.

           -- The following priorities will be observed:


                  > Montvale Free Public Library Board of Trustees agendas and minutes

               > Montvale Board of Education agendas

               > Borough of Montvale activities and information

               > Pascack Valley area activities and information

               > Bergen County area activities and information

               > New Jersey area activities and information

               > Out-of-state area activities and information


 
VI.  Library bulletin boards – Secondary Children’s Bulletin Board

           -- Items reflecting activities or information of interest to children (through middle school age) and their parents may be posted in the children’s area.

           -- The following priorities will be observed:


                   > Montvale schools activities and information

                > Borough of Montvale activities and information

                > Pascack Valley area activities and information

                > Bergen County area activities and information


                    > New Jersey area activities and information

                > Out-of-state area activities and information


 
Approved by Library Board of Trustees:  6/24/2004

Revised:  12/16/2004




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