Warren-Newport Public Library District
Lake County, Illinois
Board of Trustees
Adopted: May 14, 2002
Reviewed/Revised: January 5, 2009; April 20, 2010; July 16, 2013; September 17, 2013;
September 20, 2016; March 19, 2019
ARTICLE 1. PHILOSOPHY
The Warren-Newport Public Library District (WNPLD) provides informational, educational, and
cultural programming for all ages. Programs should meet the mission and goals of WNPLD and
encourage use of library resources.
ARTICLE 2. PROGRAM AUDIENCE
Programs are available to all members of the community. Some programs are developed for
specific age or developmental levels; patrons may be restricted from attending an activity that is
below or above their abilities and/or age group. Any age or audience restrictions for a particular
program will be published in advance.
ARTICLE 3. PROGRAM SPONSORSHIP
WNPLD participates in cooperative programs with other governmental agencies, with
educational and community institutions, with businesses, and with individuals when the program
meets the needs of Warren-Newport Public Library (WNPL) patrons. Co-sponsorship of
programs is at the discretion of WNPLD.
ARTICLE 4. PROGRAM TOPICS AND PRESENTERS
WNPLD has sole discretion in determining topics and presenters for library programs. WNPLD
sponsorship of a program does not constitute an endorsement of the program content or the
views expressed by presenters. Presenters may not actively solicit business before, during, or
following a program but may have business cards and/or brochures available at the rear of the
room for attendees to pick up. If a presenter would like to offer books or other materials for
purchase, arrangements must be made in advance with Library staff.
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In planning programs, staff will consider all of the following:
WNPLD’s strategic plan and mission;
the needs of the community;
appropriateness of content for the audience;
availability of other programs in the community; and
limitations of space, time, budget, and staff.
For each program, data that includes cost, content, staffing requirements, attendance statistics,
and participant evaluations should be gathered to determine the impact of the program, to help
in preparing budgets, and to aid in planning future programming.
ARTICLE 5. PROGRAM REGISTRATION AND FEES
Although most programs are open to the general public, registration for attendance at some
programs may be restricted to WNPLD cardholders. For some programs, the number of persons
attending may be restricted due to space considerations, staff availability, or program content.
Many programs require advance registration. Any person registering for a program will be
requested to provide a telephone number and/or email address at which WNPL staff can
contact him or her in the event of a program cancellation or schedule change. Registration lists
and sign-in sheets are kept in strict confidence.
While WNPLD strives to offer a variety of free high-quality programs, it may charge a fee to
cover materials, food, transportation, or other expenses.
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