Skip to main content
Programs Policy

The Lebanon Public Libraries are committed to the principles of the American Library Association Library Bill of Rights and the protections of the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. These principles are essential to the preservation of our democracy and the development of an informed perspective.

The library seeks to provide programming that serves the diverse interests of people of all ages. The Outreach Librarian works with the library staff in selection and promotion of programming. Programs are free and open to the public.

Programs are selected based on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the needs of the community, encouragement of lifelong learning, increasing library use by underserved communities, and raising the visibility of the library. The library strives to present programs which exhibit a balance of viewpoints, voices, and ideas, as expressed in our mission.

The library does not endorse particular beliefs or viewpoints, and scheduling a program does not indicate agreement of the viewpoint expressed by the presenter or presentation. This pertains to all programs, including those run by library staff members, including book or film discussion groups.

Responsibility for what any individual reads, listens to, or views must lie with the individual. The library may suggest certain age guidelines depending on the nature of a program, however, the library does not act in loco parentis in selecting programs and restricting access. Responsibility for minors rests with parents and guardians.

The Library Director and Board of Trustees welcome comments regarding the services, materials, or program content offered by the library. Any challenge to library programs by Lebanon residents or taxpayers can be made through the library’s Request for Reconsideration of Library Programs or Materials.

Adopted by the Board of Trustees: 3/28/23