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The Grant County Library recognizes that some materials are controversial and that any given item may offend some patrons. Selection of materials will not be made on the basis of anticipated approval or disapproval, but solely on the basis of the principles stated in this policy.
Responsibility for the readin of children rests with their parents of legal guardians. Selection of library materials will not be inhibited by the possibility that materials may come into the possession of children.
Library materials will not be marked or identified to show approval or disapproval of their contents, and no library material will be sequestered except to protect it form damage or theft.
The Grant County Library Board endorses and will adhere to the Library Bill of Rights, the American Library Association Freedom to Read Statement, and the policy on the confidentiality of records
The final responsibility for books selected rests with the Library Director who operates within the policies outlined by the Library Board
Although materials are carefully selected, differences of opinion can arise regarding suitable materials. Patrons can request that material be withdrawn form or restricted within the library. Such request must be submitted to the Library Director in writing. If the patron is not content with the Library Director's response or action regarding the item in question, a formal request for reconsideration may be made to the Library Board. A patron requesting this action must fill out a reconsideration form in its entirety. Once this form is completed and returned to the Library Director, the reconsideration will be placed on the agenda for the next Library Board meeting, or as soo as possible per the Library Board By-laws.
𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘴 𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘋𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘗𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘺.
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