The Board of the Williams County Public Library advocates the impartial, internal review of challenged materials. However, the Board does endorse the concepts and guidelines of the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read.
Members of the community who find materials in the collection which they consider objectionable are encouraged to make their concerns known to the Library Director, either through informal discussion, or in a more formal manner, by completing a Library Material Review Request.
In cases where the complaint is not satisfied by the initial review process, the Library Director will appoint an ad hoc committee comprised of him/herself, the person responsible for the area of selection in question, and a representative from the Library Board of Trustees. The committee will review the work in question, and submit a report on the matter within 30 days to the Library’s Board of Trustees.
Approved: April 15, 2002