SECTION 6—COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT

6.1 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE


The Barry-Lawrence Regional Library District strives to build and maintain a collection of user-focused materials to meet the wide variety of needs and interests of all residents in Barry and Lawrence counties. The Library District and its Board of Trustees uphold the democratic right of all Americans to freely express their opinions and support the right of each individual to privately read, listen, and view the full range of published thoughts and ideas.


In support of these ideals the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library District offers a diverse and inclusive collection of materials protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. The Library Board endorses the American Library Association’s “Library Bill of Rights”, “Freedom to Read Statement”, “Freedom to View Statement” and a