Posting of Public Notices at Madison Public Library - Display and Distribution of Materials from Other Agencies, Organizations, and Individuals

Community notices of a cultural, recreational, educational or community service nature will be posted at Madison Public Library locations subject to the following priorities:

  • 1. Library programs.
  • 2. Programs co-sponsored by the Library.
  • 3. Programs sponsored by other tax-supported agencies.
  • 4. Programs of a cultural, recreational, educational or community service nature sponsored by non-profit organizations.
  • 5. Programs of a cultural, recreational, educational or community service nature sponsored by for-profit organizations.

Display items should be of reasonable size for the display space available. The appearance and content of the notice must be suitable for the Library's general public service area.

The Library will not display posters, petitions or notices for political parties or candidates or those advocating a position on a public issue. The Library also will not display product advertisements, legal notices or notice of fund raising drives.

The Library may distribute multiple copies of on going publications, informational brochures, pamphlets, etc of a cultural, recreational or educational nature. Consideration of distribution of non-library materials is subject to distribution guidelines with library materials distributed first. Distribution or requests to distribute materials will be made through the Library Business Office.

The Library may accept copies of newspapers and other periodicals for in house display and use. Questions about this policy may be directed to the Library Director in writing.

(Approved by Library Board December 1, 2004)