Bulletin Board Guidelines

Bulletin Boards

The Stratford Library maintains bulletin boards, literature racks and countertop spaces for the posting and display of posters, flyers and brochures. The promotion of Library programs, events and services is our top priority. Announcements of educational, cultural, intellectual, charitable or civic events sponsored by not-for-profit organizations and taking place in Stratford, CT are also posted. Similar announcements for events in the surrounding region are posted as space permits.

The Library maintains bulletin boards in several locations throughout the building and has designated bulletin boards for specific purposes (i.e. Library Events & Services, Community News, Services & Goods For Sale, Local Government Information, etc.)

The Library assumes no responsibility for the preservation or protection of materials posted or distributed. Posted materials will not be returned.

Community News Bulletin Board Guidelines

Community News Bulletin Boards are available on the Lover Level of the Library. Community News items may be posted on the Bulletin Boards in the Lobby and Children’s Department as space permits.

  1. All items must be submitted to the Check Out Desk and will not be posted or placed in the display rack without the approval of the Library Director or designee. Approved items will be initialed and dated by the Library Director or designee prior to posting.
  2. Community news pertaining to Stratford, CT will be given priority over regional events.
  3. Announcements for events and services of public interest are posted on an equitable basis regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of sponsoring individuals or groups.
  4. Announcements must be legibly printed and include the name of the sponsoring organization and contact information for the individual or organization posting the item.
  5. The preferred size for announcements is no larger than 8 ½” x 11”, however larger items of reasonable size will be considered as space permits.
  6. Materials posted without prior approval will be removed and destroyed.
  7. Materials endorsing or opposing the election of any candidate for public office will not be accepted.
  8. Materials of a graphic nature will not be accepted.
  9. Announcements will be removed when they are no longer timely or when space is needed for more current items.
  10. Posting or distribution of materials in the Library does not indicate Library endorsement of the ideas, issues, or events promoted by those materials.
Services & Goods For Sale Bulletin Board Guidelines

The Services & Goods For Sale Bulletin Board is located on the Lower Level of the Library.

  1. All items (including business cards) must be submitted to the Check Out Desk and will not be posted without approval of the Library Director or designee.
  2. Announcements must be no larger than 8 ½” x 11”, however larger items of a reasonable size will be considered as space permits.
  3. Announcements with tear-off tabs will be removed after all tear-off tabs have been taken.
  4. Announcements and business cards will be removed when space is needed for newer items.
  5. The Library assumes no liability for the quality or safety of any goods or services which may be the subject of postings, displays or pamphlets.
Local Government Information Bulletin Board Guidelines

The Local Government Information Bulletin Board is located on the Lower Level of the Library.

  1. Library staff maintains a local government information bulletin board, including information about local elected officials, news from the Mayor’s Office and announcements from Town Departments. For complete and current information about local government, visit www.townofstratford.com.
  2. Announcements must be submitted to the Check Out Desk and will not be posted without approval of the Library Director or designee.
  3. Announcements must be no larger than 8 ½”x 11”, however larger items of a reasonable size will be considered as space permits.
  4. Materials endorsing or opposing the election of any candidate for public office will not be accepted.
Education Information and Services Bulletin Board Guidelines

The Education Information and Services Bulletin Board is located on the Lower Level of the Library.

  1. All items (including business cards) must be submitted to the Check Out Desk and will not be posted without approval of the Library Director or designee.
  2. Announcements must be no larger than 8 ½”x 11”, however larger items of a reasonable size will be considered as space permits.
  3. Announcements with tear-off tabs will be removed after all tear-off tabs have been taken.
  4. Announcements and business cards will be removed when space is needed for newer items.
  5. The Library assumes no liability for the quality or safety of any goods or services which may be the subject of postings, displays or pamphlets.
Children’s Services Bulletin Board Guidelines

These bulletin boards are located in the Children’s Department.

  1. Library staff maintains the Children’s Services Bulletin Boards for the purpose of promoting library programs and services.
  2. Announcements promoting local services, events and programs available at no-cost are posted as space permits. These items must be submitted to the Children’s Services desk and will not be posted without the approval of the Library Director or designee.
  3. Announcements must be no larger than 8 ½”x 11”, however larger items of a reasonable size will be considered as space permits.
  4. All other items may be submitted to the Check Out Desk for posting on bulletin boards in other areas of the building.

 

Written 8/15

 

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