C-2 Petitions and Surveys

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C-2 Petitions and Surveys
Adopted by the Library Board of Trustees, April 12, 2016.


As a public institution, the Helen M. Plum Memorial Public Library District must remain impartial in matters of local or national debate or controversy.  For this reason, Library patrons or staff may not be approached for petition signatures while in the Library.  Staff members cannot circulate or sign petitions on work time.  

Solicitation must take place outside the Library, on public property, not Library property.  

Solicitations of signatures may not impede the normal business operations of the Library, may not obstruct foot or vehicular traffic on Library property, and may not block entry to the Library building.  Persons circulating petitions may not place or erect tables, chairs or signs on Library property.  Library patrons may choose to stop or not stop, and may not be harassed, threatened or detained by persons seeking to solicit signatures.  

Organizations may solicit the attendees of their meetings, but only within the confines of their reserved meeting room.  

The Library reserves the right to display petitions approved by the Library Board of Trustees which are directly related to Library services, issues or activities.  


Non-Library surveys may not be conducted within the Library or on Library property.  

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