Anti Discrimination and Harassment
The Owls Head Village Library commits to provide an environment free from harassment based on an individuals’ sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, politics or other legally protected characteristics.
The rights of people served by the Owls Head Village Library Association are protected by the Maine Human Rights Act, and federal law, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title II of the American’s with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975.
Under these laws, the Owls Head Village Library Association will not discriminate based on a persons’ disability, sex, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, religious or political belief or ancestry.
Trained service animals are allowed in the library.
Donations, Gifts, and Memorials
The Owls Head Village Library is grateful for gifts and its collection has been enriched by donations of materials as well as by contributions. Through donors, the library has been able to acquire materials which could not have been purchased.
Donation of Books and Audio Visual Materials
In accepting a gift of materials, the library reserves the privilege of deciding whether items donated should be added to the collection. The Owls Head Village Library accepts gift books with the understanding that books which are useful to the library collection will be retained and other books disposed of in whatever manner the librarian deems best.
Gift Book Program
The library welcomes monetary contributions specifically for book purchases in memorial to or in honor of named individuals.
The library welcomes cash contributions, gifts of real property, stocks, and bonds. It is our custom to expend cash gifts on our areas of greatest need . Any funds given to the library will be spent in a time frame that works best for the library unless a date for spending the funds is stipulated at the time of donation.
Recognition of Gifts
For memorial books to the library, the library may place within the book the name of the donor, if desired. Any funds given to the library for memorial books will be spent in accordance with the library’s materials selection guidelines as outlined. Donors may help set parameters such as genres, age of target audience, and type of material. However, the library will have final say on actual items purchased. We will work with the donor to aim our selections at books the donor would like.
Use of Gifts
All gifts are accepted with the understanding that it may someday be necessary that they be sold or disposed of in the best interest of the library. The library cannot commit itself to perpetually housing a donation.
Income Tax Statements
The library cannot appraise the value of a donation of materials or art.
W will, however, issue the donor a letter acknowledging the donation for income tax purposes.
Patron Behavior Policy
We are fortunate to live in a friendly and kind community. To ensure that all people who use and work at the Owls Head Village Library can do so in a comfortable and safe environment, the Owls Head Village Library reserves the right to determine what it considers to be disruptive or inappropriate behavior by the patrons in the Library.
Any patron engaging in disruptive, inappropriate, dangerous, destructive or illegal behaviors will be instructed to leave the Library immediately and may have his or her library privileges suspended for a period of up to one (1) year depending on the severity of the violation. In addition, law enforcement may be called and appropriate legal action may follow.