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Community Boards

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It is part of the DeKalb Public Library’s function to provide access to intellectual and cultural resources of the community. The Library has a community board on each level. These boards are intended to be used to promote events, initiatives, and opportunities of nonprofit entities serving DeKalb and nearby local areas. In general, the Library does not accept commercial notices for any group unless they have a special educational, informational, or cultural value to the community. The Library does not accept any materials being offered for sale to the public unless the proceeds are intended directly to benefit the Library. Designated Library staff have complete discretion over materials posted on the community boards, and will decide on the content and arrangement of materials. The Library reserves the right to refuse to display materials that are found to be offensive or that do not meet the Library’s standards of quality. Outside groups, organizations, nonprofits, businesses, or individuals cannot post directly to the community boards, but must submit their materials for approval by designated Library staff.

Materials can be left at the circulation desk for consideration. In order to be considered, flyers must be neat and clean, and must be letter sized (8.5” x 11”) or tabloid sized (11” x 17”). It is not the intent of the Library to provide permanent or continuous community board space to any specific individual or group.

For businesses or individuals wanting to post promotional materials that do not meet the standards for free usage, please see our advertisement opportunities.

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