Exhibits, Displays and Bulletin Boards

It is part of the library’s function to provide access to intellectual and cultural  resources to the community.  Thus, the Indian Valley Public Library welcomes  community groups, organizations and individuals to use the various display areas  and the public bulletin board of the library.  Space is provided for items of an  educational, cultural, civic, or recreational nature, rather than for commercial or  political purposes.

The bulletin board is a community service to publicize local groups, meetings,  cultural events, non-partisan political events, fund-raising events for non-profit  organizations, educational opportunities, or other services that are of a non-profit,  non-self-promoting nature.

Educational or instructional opportunities may be posted, regardless of whether  they are of a for-profit or non-profit nature.

Personal ads, campaign literature, baby-sitting, and garage sales are not posted.

Items may be rejected for lack of space.

Space on the bulletin board is also reserved for Souderton Area School District  information.

The date items are received will be stamped ”Posted” (by the Reference Librarian) and the items will be removed after one month or when timeliness has ceased.

Exhibits in the library are seen by anyone who walks into the building - both  children and adults who may have various degrees of sophistication.  Exhibits  must therefore meet what is generally known as “a standard acceptable to the  community”.

Applications for exhibits will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The library  shall have the final decision on the content and arrangement of all exhibits.  Every  item must meet the library’s standard of value and quality. The library reserves  the right to reject all and/or any part of an exhibit or to change the manner of  display.

Advertising by profit-making concerns (for other than lessons and instruction),  religious tracts, or partisan political materials may not be posted, displayed or  exhibited in the library.

All publicity materials relating to exhibits shall be submitted for approval by the  library.

Areas available to the public for display include the two exhibit cases, the walls of  the front hallways, and special display tables.  A coalition of local artists arranges  for hallway exhibits.

It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to set up and remove the exhibit.  Exhibits  will normally be scheduled for a period of one calendar month.  Exceptions must  be approved by the library director.

The library assumes no responsibility for either damage to or the preservation ,  protection, or theft of any item displayed or exhibited, as per insurance carrier.   All items placed in the library are done at the owner’s risk.

All exhibitors are required to sign a form which releases the library from any  responsibility for exhibited items.  (See form below).

All exhibitors are required to sign the following form which releases the library from any responsibility for exhibited items. 

Approved by the IVPL Board of Trustees: April 14, 1993
Reviewed and Amended: October 14, 1999

Exhibit Release

I/we the undersigned, hereby lend the following works of art or other material to the Indian Valley Public Library for exhibit purposes only.  In consideration for the privilege of exhibiting them in the library, I/we hereby release said library from responsibility for damage to or the loss and/or destruction of these materials or any part thereof while they are in the possession of the library.

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