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Policy regarding programs offered by the Library

The Perry Public strives to provide quality programs of widespread community interest.  The programs are designed to inform and educate the public, explore various aspects of culture, and serve as a recreational outlet.  Through them new people may be introduced to the Library, library services showcased, and the Library serve as a vehicle for community groups and agencies to reach the public.

Volunteers and co-sponsorship enable the Library to offer more and broader programming.  A cosponsored program is one in which the Library provides the space and some publicity.  If the library staff is involved in developing or presenting the program, it is a library sponsored program.

When seeking co-sponsorship, the library staff uses the following guidelines:

  • Programs are to be open to the public.
  • Programs may require a nominal fee for instructors, manuals, etc.
  • The Library is to be presented as a continuing resource for further exploration of issues.
  • Objectivity and balance are to be sought in programs dealing with public issues. This may be accomplished with a program or through several programs.
  • Attendance figures will be made available to the Library.

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.