Community Bulletin Board and Handout Policy
The South Berwick Public Library encourages the display of informational posters and brochures in the lobby of the library promoting non-profit, civic, cultural, educational, charitable, and recreational events of interest to the community.
All items for posting or distribution must be presented to the staff for approval; library staff will be responsible for the placement and removal of materials.
Preference will be given first to library information, then to items of a timely nature, and to organizations that have an affiliation with the town of South Berwick.
Printed materials promoting programs or projects of a personal or commercial nature may not be displayed. Materials of this kind may be distributed via the “Local Business & Services” and “Get Involved! Local Classes, and Programs and Interest Groups” notebooks.
Posters promoting religious events sponsored by local denominational groups may be displayed.
Informational or political events may be displayed. No campaign materials or petitions are permitted.
Distribution and posting of items by the library does not indicate endorsement of the issues, events, or services promoted by those materials.
Items left or posted without approval will be removed and discarded without notice.
The Library Director reserves the right to remove and discard notices at any time for any reason.
The Library Director and the Library Advisory Board reserve the right to deem a notice or brochure inappropriate for posting or distribution.
Right of Appeal:
Appeals to this policy may be made to the Library Advisory Board.
Approved by the South Berwick Public Library Advisory Board September 15, 2020