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Bulletin Board Policy

Library bulletin boards are available for the posting of notices related to Library business or Library-sponsored activities, and public service items of educational, cultural or civic interest to the community.  The Library posting a notice does not indicate Library endorsement of the ideas, issues or events promoted by those notices.

  1. Library bulletin boards are not intended as a forum for the expression of the views or opinions of individuals or groups. 
  2. Any notice to be considered for posting must be submitted to Library management for approval. Only authorized Library personnel may post or remove notices.  Notices posted without authorization will be removed and discarded.
  3. In fairness to the numerous community groups, the Library may limit the frequency with which notices may be posted by the same organization. Notices of Pawtucket community groups will have priority over groups from other communities. Upon receipt of approved materials, the Library will make a best effort to post them within seven working days.
  4. All organizations seeking to post material must be non-profits.
  5. All notices posted on the Library bulletin board must contain the name and contact information of the sponsoring agency and/or its authorized representative.
  6. Notice size (physical dimensions) may be restricted to maximize available space.
  7. Notices will be removed when they are no longer timely or when space is required for more current items.
  8. The Library assumes no responsibility for the preservation or protection of any materials delivered for posting. Materials will not be returned.
  9. Library Administration is responsible for deciding on which Library bulletin board the item is posted.

The following will not be accepted for posting:

  • Materials endorsing or opposing the election of any candidate for public office
  • Materials endorsing or opposing the adoption of federal, state or local legislation
  • Materials promoting commercial products or services

Posting authorization is based on the provisions of this policy and not on the content, view point, beliefs or affiliations of the organizations permitted to post notices.  Failure to comply with this policy may result in denial of posting privileges.

Adopted 10/17/2023

Any Pawtucket resident who wishes the Library to reconsider the decision to post an item on the Library’s bulletin board may fill out a Request for Reconsideration Form about their concerns and submit it to the Library Director.  The form is located on the website and is also available from the Library’s Administrative Office.   The Director will respond within 14 days.     Appeals to the decision of the Director can be made to the Library’s Board of Trustees.   To speak at a Trustee’s meeting, please refer to the Board of Trustee Public Input Policy.   

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