Policy on Bulletin Boards, Display Spaces, and Library Exhibits

Library Exhibit/Display/Bulletin Board Policy

Bulletin Boards

  • Bulletin Boards are available for non-profit, educational, cultural and intellectual notices, which may be posted at the sole discretion of the Library.  All notices must be reviewed by a staff member before posting.
  • Postings are made as space permits, and items will be removed on a periodic basis.
  • The Library does not endorse any postings not directly sponsored by the Library.
Exhibits and Displays
  • Exhibitors are responsible for setting up, labeling, and removing their display.
  • The Library is not responsible for loss or damage of any item on display.  Items on display are not insured by the Library.
  • The display must be removed promptly on the agreed upon date.  The Library reserves the right to remove exhibit materials not retrieved by the agreed-upon date.  Items not claimed 30 days beyond the agreed-upon date may be disposed of by the Library.
  • The Library reserves the right to remove or refuse any material judged unsuitable.
  • Information about the display, including the name of the exhibitor, must be supplied by the exhibitor.
  • Exhibitors wishing to sell items must supply contact information.  A ten-percent commission on each exhibited work sold must be presented to Friends of the Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library.
  • An opening reception may be scheduled at the discretion of the Library Director.
  • All exhibits must include the following disclaimer:  “The material within this exhibit is the presentation of the individual or organization named in the display. The Library does not advocate or endorse the viewpoints of exhibits and/or exhibitors.
  • Exceptions may be approved at the discretion of the Library Director.

Electronic Sign
  • The purpose of the electronic message board sign is to promote and market Library services, programs, events and resources. Content is limited to Library-sponsored or co-sponsored events, Library services and resources, Town of Dudley department announcements, and community events.
  • Decisions on inclusion and wording of announcements shall be determined by the Library Director or, in his/her absence, the Library Board of Trustees.  Requests must be provided in writing to the Library Director.
  • Sign will operate between the hours of 6:00AM and 10:00PM.
  • Community messages and town department messages will be incorporated into the Library’s rotating messages with a ratio of no more than 1:5 messages.
  • The Library’s electronic message board sign shall adhere to Town of Dudley Illumination and Motion Regulations.
  • Messages that are displayed may promote special or signature events for other organizations (other than above), which benefit the community as a whole with the approval of the Library Director or Library Board of Trustees.
  • The sign is not available for the promotion of private businesses. The sign will not be used for political campaigns.



Approved by the Library Board of Trustees:  July, 2011

Revised:  April 2019
Electronic Sign Policy approved June 2019