Library Programs Policy

Library Board approved July 16, 2002. Revised February 28, 2023.

This related resolution was approved by the Board on October 6, 2022.

Library-sponsored programs, including, but not limited to speeches, community forums, discussion groups, demonstrations, displays, storytimes, and live or media presentations are planned and implemented to support the mission of the Oak Park Public Library by providing users with additional opportunities for information, education, culture, and recreation directed toward the interests and informational needs of all members of the Oak Park community.

Library sponsorship of a program does not constitute an endorsement of the content of the program or of the views expressed by the participants.

Programs sponsored by the Oak Park Public Library are generally offered free of charge and are open to all interested persons.

In planning and carrying out its sponsored programs, the Library aspires to meet the standards set forth in the Library Bill of Rights. The Library also recognizes that the resources available for the sponsorship of programs are limited and the selection, planning and implementation of library-sponsored programs ultimately rest in the discretion of the Library’s professional staff and the Board of Library Trustees.

The Executive Director may choose to have the Library participate in cooperative or joint programs with other agencies, organizations, institutions, or individuals as part of its own effort to address information needs and to facilitate information access in the Oak Park community.

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