Bulletin Boards, Handouts, Posters, Free Publications, Outdoor Signage Policy

Westlake Porter Public Library provides space for publications and/or announcements of cultural, educational, civic or recreational events. Space will not be provided for propaganda materials of any kind. Propaganda being defined as: “information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc.”

All material to be distributed or posted must be submitted to the library for approval. These materials may be left with the receptionist. Approval is at the discretion of Group Services. Although every attempt will be made to post materials in a timely manner, up to 5 days may be required to review the material, depending on staff schedules, etc.

If space is limited, priority will be given to materials from Westlake organizations. Space is not provided for political, religious or commercial purposes, including “for sale” promotions and solicitations.

Posters and flyers should be no larger than 8 ½ by 11 inches. Larger items will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Outdoor signage on library grounds for community events, programs, etc. will be limited to those publicizing library or approved library partnership events.

Items posted without approval will be removed. Approved items will be dated and initialed, posted and removed by staff.


Westlake Porter Public Library provides space for displays and/or exhibits of a cultural, educational, civic or recreational nature.  Space is not provided for commercial, religious, or political purposes. Westlake Porter Public Library shall make the final decision on the content and arrangement of all displays/exhibits.

Westlake Porter Public Library assumes no liability for items displayed or exhibited.

Applications are taken on a first-come, first served basis through the Group Services Department. Forms may be picked up from the Reception Desk.

Exhibitors must comply with the dates/times established for setting up and taking down displays and exhibits.