Program Services Policy

Gretna Public Library
Program Services Policy
Revised and Approved February 22, 2010
Gretna Library Board


The Gretna Public Library and governing Library Board consider programming to be an integral part of library service that furthers the mission of the library by highlighting the collection, drawing people into the library, educating citizens, and encouraging reading.

Policy & Procedure:

Programs sponsored by the Gretna Public Library are designed to meet the needs of all members of our community.  Types of programs offered may include, but are not limited to:  book discussion groups, author visits, story times, Nebraska Humanities Council speakers, presenters related to reading program themes, computer courses, or special library staff-led tours.  Program suggestions from the public are welcomed, but the final responsibility for program selection rests with the Library Director, who operates within the framework of the policies determined by the Gretna Library Board.

1.  Children’s and Teen programming is free of charge and open to all youth of appropriate ages regardless of whether they have a library card.

2.  Adult programs are offered at the Gretna Public Library as interest warrants and resources are available.

3.  Gretna Public Library offers delivery of library materials to shut-in patrons when asked.

4.  No individual or organization who presents a program at the library for public attendance is allowed to advertise their products or services or collect attendee information during their time at the library without advance permission from the Library Director.

5.  Attendance at programs offered by the Gretna Public Library may be restricted due to limited room capacity, availability of resources, the lack of available supervisory staff, or age-appropriateness.  When pre-registration is required, names will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

6.  Programs held in the library or under library auspices will abide by the policies developed by the Library Board.