Policy for Religious Holidays

The Board of Trustees of the Scarborough Public Library believes that the library, as an institution, should not celebrate with ceremony or festivity any holiday with religious origins in order to be sensitive to the beliefs of all.

It is in keeping with the mission of the library to permit informational programs and provide materials on topics of public interest, and to serve as a forum for the discussion of these topics.

This policy would be interpreted to include programs which explore historic, intellectual, musical or other cultural aspects of religions or religious ideas. It permits the display of library materials about timely and relevant religious topics.


Adopted 11/16/95