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At the Cedar Rapids Public Library we value civic engagement and free expression of ideas. We recognize the tension between providing organizations with opportunities to express their ideas and the need for an uncluttered, professional library facility.

 

Library staff, under the supervision of the Library Director, has discretion to approve, reject, and limit community bulletins, hand‐outs, and other exhibits – size, number, duration, and display.  All displays must meet existing State and Federal laws on obscenity, libel, defamation of character and invasion of privacy.

 

Community posting will be conscribed to a carefully maintained area within library facilities.

 

Anyone can object to library’s use of discretion about community postings by corresponding with the Library Director in writing. The Library Director will seek to resolve the dispute and safeguard the library’s value for the free expression of ideas. The director will assist any customer in moving unresolved disputes to the library’s Board of Trustees for final consideration.

 

 

Adopted: 2/2011

Reviewed: 2013, 11/2015, 10/06/2022

Revised: 01/02/2020

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