Programs Policy

A library program is defined as a public activity sponsored or co-sponsored by the Boulder Junction Public Library occurring in the library, in the Boulder Junction Community Center or at an offsite location. Library programs are library resources that provide information, education and recreation to library patrons and the community at no cost to participants. Library programs should provide “for the interest, information and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves”, as stated in Article 1 of the Library Bill of Rights.


The Boulder Junction Public Library may sponsor programs such as author books talks, children’s programs, book clubs, genealogy groups, craft or game clubs, classes or workshops, travelogues, naturalists, and more.

Program requests should be submitted to the Library Director for the Director’s and/or Library Board’s approval. The Library Director and/or the Library Board shall determine whether:

1. The program supports the mission of the library, and
2. The program is of interest to or serves the needs of library users and the community, and
3. The resources needed to support the program are available.

The library strives to sponsor programs that present a broad spectrum of opinions and viewpoints. Library programs should not exclude topics, books, speakers, media, and other resources because they might be controversial. Sponsorship or co-sponsorship of a program does not constitute an endorsement of the content, views, policies, or beliefs expressed during a program. The library does not sponsor or co-sponsor programs that are purely commercial or religious in nature. Programs that are political must be non-partisan.

Concerns, questions, or complaints about library programs should be sent in writing to the Library Board of Trustees.

Adopted August 2008
Revised November 2020
Revised November 2023