1. Materials will be selected by the librarian to reflect a varied point of view, the importance of the collection as a whole, their permanent value, current interests, and when possible, controversial issues.
2. The collection of books is constantly under scrutiny and will be weeded and discarded on a regular basis. This will allow the collection to stay current.
3. The librarian will make every effort to pick materials based on the age, background, abilities and interests of the patrons.
4. Textbooks are not purchased.
5. Gifts of books are accepted with the same criteria in mind as newly purchased materials.
6. The children’s collection has been especially selected to enrich a child’s literary journey and we strive to cover all fields of knowledge. Although we may assist a child in the choosing of materials, the responsibility for a child’s choice of reading material rests with his or her parent or guardian.
7. The library does not monitor or restrict the borrowing privileges of any child unless a parent notifies the library of a restriction.
The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services.
I. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.
II. Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.
III. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.
IV. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.
V. A person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.
VI. Libraries which make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.