On Monday, February 20 (Presidents Day), Hennepin County libraries are closed.
The purpose of this policy is to affirm and endorse the following Freedom to View statement as endorsed by the American Library Association.
The FREEDOM TO VIEW, along with the freedom to speak, to hear, and to read, is protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. In a free society, there is no place for censorship of any medium of expression. Therefore these principles are affirmed:
This statement was originally drafted by the Freedom to View Committee of the American Film and Video Association (formerly the Educational Film Library Association) and was adopted by the AFVA Board of Directors in February 1979. This statement was updated and approved by the AFVA Board of Directors in 1989.
Endorsed January 10, 1990, by the ALA Council
This policy is reviewed by the Library Director (or designee) every five years and makes recommendations to the Library Board Policy Committee. The Committee reviews and advances to the full Library Board for approval.
Review Date: 2/2020
Last Reviewed/Revised Date: 2/25/2015
Previous Policy Dated: 10/27/2010