Free Public Library of Audubon
The Free Public Library of Audubon is a municipal library supported by the Borough of Audubon and governed by The Free Public Library of Audubon Board of Trustees. Our mission is to provide library services for the residents of Audubon. The library strives to be a center for lifelong learning. The library offers educational, recreational, and informational materials for patrons. Library materials include books, periodicals, audiobooks, audiovisuals, and electronic resources. The Free Public Library of Audubon is an educational, social, and cultural resource for the community of Audubon.
The purpose of a Collection Development policy is to outline the philosophy and standards used to determine the acquisition and removal of library materials. In accordance with the NJSA 40:54-12 Administrative Code, the Board of Trustees is responsible for the selection of library materials. The Board of Trustees delegates to the Administrator the responsibility for material selection and withdrawal. Library materials include: books, periodicals, audiobooks, videotapes, CDs, and electronic databases. The Free Public Library serves a diverse community and the library collection reflects that diversity.
The selection of library materials include, but not limited to:
The Administrator may purchase duplicate copies if there is a high demand. Patrons can request an inter-library loan for books not in the collection.
The library accepts donations of materials less than five years old. If the donation fulfills a void in the collection it will be added. All other donations will be placed for sale.
REMOVAL OF LIBRARY MATERIALS
REVALUATION OF LIBRARY MATERIALS
The library has a Revaluation Request form for any patron who wishes to question the appropriateness of any library materials or wishes to have a booked pulled from the shelves. Patrons seeking this type of action are required to fill out the Revaluation Request form. The Administrator will review the request and share it with the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees will make a decision and notify the complaint. Board of Trustees meetings are open to the public. Request for Reconsideration Form
The Free Public Library of Audubon endorses the American Library Associationís Library Bill of Rights.
The Library Bill of Rights
I. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.
II. Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.
III. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.
IV. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.
V. A personís right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.
VI. Libraries which make
exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve
should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless
of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their