Display Case Policy

The Merrimac Public Library has 3 display cases throughout the library:

The primary use of the display cases are for the Merrimac Public Library and the Library Art Exhibit Advisor. The art exhibits and displays are planned and sponsored by the library staff to contribute to the educational, informational, and social interests of the community.

In addition, the free-standing case at the entrance to the children’s area is often available on a first-come first-serve basis for children to display their collections or materials showcasing their interests. The Youth Services Department keeps a waiting list of children who would like to display. Most displays remain in the case for about 30 days.

The library is not responsible for any items on display in the library.

The fact that the library, the Friends of the Library, an individual, or organization is granted permission to use the display cases in the Library in no way constitutes endorsement of the policies or beliefs of that individual or organization by the Library or the Town of Merrimac.

Any requests for the reconsideration of a display will follow the same policy and procedures as for collection materials, as detailed on the “Policy and Procedure for Reconsideration of Library Materials, eResources, Programs, Displays, or Bulletin Postings,” as well as the “Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials, eResourses, Programs, Displays, or Bulletin Postings Form.”

When reviewing a request to have the library sponsor a display, the library does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, values, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, cultural or ethnic background, physical, sensory, cognitive or learning disability, economic status, religious beliefs, or views.

Approved by the Library Board of Trustees May, 2023