Library Sponsored Program Policy


The Genesee Area Library strives to enable, empower, and encourage lifelong learning and discovery.


The Genesee Area Library will be a community connection for residents its supporting communities.


The Genesee Area Library supports its mission by developing and presenting programs that:

  • Supplement and extend the information found within the library’s collection
  • Provide alternative ways for people to obtain and use information
  • Promote the use of the library’s materials
  • Fulfill the library’s role as a community connection

Selection of topics, speakers, courses, classes, and resource materials are based on the interests and needs of the library’s users and community. Programs selected are at the discretion of library staff and are based on several additional factors including, but not limited to, topic and cost.

While all library programs are open to the public, some programs may be designed with specific audiences in mind (i.e., children’s programming, teen night, etc.).  Library sponsored programs utilize staff, materials, and resources but may also include cooperative programming with outside individuals, agencies, organizations, and educational institutions. Registrations are required for planning purposes and registration lists are kept confidential. While most programing is free, a fee may be levied for certain programs to provide materials needed. Programs may occur on site or in other locations. Any sale of products at the library must be approved by the Genesee Library Board and benefit the library.

The Genesee Area Library does not limit or exclude topics, speakers, and/or resource materials from library sponsored programs because of possible controversy. Acceptance of a program topic by the library is not an endorsement by the library, staff, or board members. The Genesee Area Library does not conduct programming that is primarily commercial or sectarian in nature. Any person having concerns, questions, or complaints about the content of library sponsored programs should pursue the matter using the established procedure for reconsideration of library resources/materials.

Approved 2/21/2022