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.
We would love for you to stop by the library while you are out for a walk with your dog. However, we ask you to leave your dog (unless a trained service dog) outside while you come into the library. Owners will be asked to remove any dog showing inappropriate behavior.
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.
We encourage donations to the “greatest need” so that we can direct funds to essential and critical costs. Donations with specified uses will, of course, be honored.
For memorial books to the library, the library may place within the book the name of the donor, if desired. Any funds givento the library for memorial books will be spent in accordance with the library’s selection guidelines. We will work with the donor to aim our selections at books they would like, however, the final selection is made by the library.
Recognition of Gifts
Income Tax Statements
We will issue the donor a letter acknwledging the donations, however, the library cannot appraise the value of a donation.
All donations are accepted only if, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, they are in the best interests of the library.
RIGHT TO CHOOSE
All individuals have the right to choose which library materials they will use. However, no one has the right to restrict the freedom of others to read whatever they wish. No book or other material in question is automatically removed from the collection because of an objection to it.