Schroon Lake Public Library Objection to Materials
In all instances the Library defends the principles of the Freedom to Read Act and the use of Library materials. No materials are judged on the basis of the author’s race, nationality, or political, social, or religious beliefs. Materials are judged as entire works, not on isolated passages or sections.
Patrons may request reconsideration of material by filling out the “Request for Reconsideration” form and submitting it to the Library Director. The Library Director will review the request and add it to the next Board Meeting’s Agenda.
The Trustees of the Library will set-up a Review Committee comprised of the Library Director, a member of the Board of Trustees, and a Library patron. This Review Committee will evaluate the item in question and report back to the Board. It will be up to the discretion of the Library Director whether or not the item will continue to stay on the shelf during its review process.
The Library Director will notify the patron of the outcome of the review. The results of the review, as presented to the Board of Trustees, will remain as a record as long as the item remains part of the collection.
Should another patron object to the same item, the Library Director will show the patron the results of the review. If the patron continues in his/her objection, the Library Director will present the matter to the Executive Committee.
Schroon Lake Public Library Citizen’s Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials
Requested by: _________________________________________________________
Representing: (please check one) Self ______ Organization ______
Name of organization: ________________________________________
Item to be Reconsidered:
How was the item brought to your attention: ____________________________________
Do you know what the literary critics and reviewers think of this item? Yes_____ No ____
Have your read/viewed/listened to the entire item? Yes_____ No _____
What, in your opinion, is the theme of the item? ______________________________________
What is your objection to the item? (Please be specific)_________________________________
In what section is the item housed? Adult _____ Teen _____ Juvenile ______
What do you feel might be the result of reading/viewing/listening to the item? _____________
What are your recommendations for the item? _______________________________________
Signature of requester: __________________________________________________________
Name of staff member receiving completed form: _____________________________________
Date received: _________________
Thank you for your interest in the Library’s collection. Although careful consideration is given to all materials prior to purchase, we are always willing to reevaluate them. You will be notified of the outcome of this reconsideration.