I. The General Objectives at the Library Shall Be:
· To perform services according to the “Library Bill of Rights” of the American Library Association and the “Freedom to Read Statement” prepared by the American Library Association and the American Book Publishers Council.
· To serve the community as a center of reliable information.
· To provide opportunity for recreation through the use of printed materials and audio/visuals.
· To provide access to computers, software and the internet.
II. Services of the Library include:
· Selection of books and materials that best meet the needs of the community.
· Organization of these materials for easy access.
· Provision of guidance and assistance to patrons seeking information in print, audio/visual materials, and in accessing information via the Internet.
· Initiating and marketing of programs, exhibits, etc., to stimulate the use of the library by persons of all ages.
· Cooperation with other agencies and institutions serving the educational and recreational needs of the community.
· Seeking information beyond its own resources by:
o Obtaining bibliographies, information, etc. from agencies, institutions, and organizations beyond the community.
o Borrowing for patron’s interest materials which are not owned by the library and cannot be purchased by the library or for which the demand does not justify purchase.
· Cooperating with other libraries in an inter-library loan service.
· Periodic review of the services to men, women, and children of all ages.
· Maintenance of a balance in services to men, women, and children of all ages.
· Provision of services during hours that best meet the needs of the community.