It is the policy of the Board of Trustees of Copiah-Jefferson Regional Library, as a part of its information 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. Distribution or posting of such materials by the Library does not indicate Library endorsement of the ideas, issues, or events promoted by those materials.
A limited number of places within each library branch are available for handouts and postings. Therefore, the Library Director will designate within each branch those bulletin boards, literature racks, and shelves which are made available for the free distribution or posting of non-commercial materials produced by organizations limited to those engaged in cultural, educational, intellectual, or charitable activities and which announce such activities.
Because space available for the distribution of materials is limited, the Library will give preference to materials that:
Materials known to be illegal will not be posted or placed for free distribution.
The Library asserts its right and responsibility to ensure that the bulletin board and handout spaces are available on an equitable basis to all groups which request them. Therefore, the Library's Branch Managers must approve each item for posting or free distribution. Approval will be guided by the provision of this Policy and not by the content of the material under considered.
Materials posted or left-for free distribution without approval from the Library will be discarded. The Library assumes no responsibility for the preservation or protection of materials posted or placed for free distribution.
The most efficient way to arrange for distribution of fliers, posters and other materials at all five library locations is to deliver the materials to the Library Director’s office at the Headquarters branch in Hazlehurst, MS.
Fliers, bookmarks, newsletters, etc. must be divided into 5 bundles (one for each library). The library recommends that a minimum of 25 and a maximum of 50 pieces of each handout be made available at each location.
Organizations wishing to distribute large numbers of bulky material (i.e. newsletters) should telephone ahead for special arrangements.
Neighborhood-specific material should be taken to individual branch library locations for distribution.
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