Patron's Request for
Reconsideration of Materials
We are sorry if you have been offended by any material in our collection. The Foley Public Library subscribes to the Library Bill of Rights as adopted by the American Library Association June 27, 1967 and its subsequent amendments. This document reads, in part: "As a responsibility of library service, books and other library materials selected should be chosen for values of interest, information and enlightenment of all the people of the community." We realize that everyone's tastes are different, and that it is our responsibility to provide materials on myriad subjects and viewpoints, in many styles and formats.
The internet makes available a wide variety of material, most of it useful and worthwhile, but some internet sites are unsuitable for children and offensive to many adults. While we have some control over internet access based on filtering we cannot guarantee that sites which may be offensive to viewers are inaccessible. In addition, individuals who access sites that are considered offensive and off-limits to patrons may lose internet privileges.
The Foley Public Library believes in the rights of a free press guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America. We further believe that the parents of a child are the only people who should be allowed to monitor the reading, watching or listening activities of that child. Conversely, we believe that it is every parent's duty to monitor his or her child's activity, and that this is not the prerogative of the library.
If you honestly feel that a book or other item in our collection does not belong in the library of a free society, we invite you to fill out this form. The Library Director will receive this form and, in turn, be in touch with you regarding your complaint.
*In addition to the online submission of the 'Patron's Request for Reconsideration of Materials' form, patrons must also submit a physical copy of the material in question to the Circulation staff for review.