The Roland Public Library will provide programming to further our mission of providing access to the universe of information for the community we serve. These programs are provided to help meet the educational, informational, cultural, and recreational interests of area residents.
Programming is provided to appeal to citizens of all ages. Some individual programs are designed for a specific audience based on age. Programs targeting a specific age group will be promoted as such. At least two adults will be present in the library during all youth programs.
While some programming will be generated internally by library staff using library resources or with support of the Roland Public Library Foundation or Friends of the Roland Library, the library will also incorporate cooperative programming with other agencies, organizations, and educational institutions capitalizing on existing knowledge and expertise. When grant-sponsored programs are held, dictates and rules of the grant will be followed. Library program presenters who are affiliates of commercial enterprises may provide general knowledge without direct promotion of a business enterprise resulting in potential profit. In addition, library programming shall not exclude topics or speakers because they may be controversial. Acceptance of a program does not constitute endorsement by the library of the individual presenter’s policies or beliefs. Library-initiated programs will provide for the “interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves” as outlined in the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights.
The Roland Public Library promotes its programming opportunities through local media including The Story City Herald, through posters and bookmarks, on the community LED sign, Facebook postings, and the library web page.
No fees will be charged to people attending library programs except with the approval of the library director. The only items that may be sold to the public are books, recordings, or works of art created by presenters. The performer or his/her associate must handle the sale of these items.
The Roland Public Library welcomes individual and corporate support and community partnerships in the form of monetary donations.
The Roland Public Library will also provide off-site outreach programming to insure equity of access and service to all patrons. These programs could include storytime events at local daycares or presentations to community groups or organizations for the purpose of providing or promoting library services.
Library programs or classes may be cancelled for several reasons including cases of severe weather, presenter conflict, or low registration numbers.