Naming Rights Policy

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The Deerfield Public Library Board of Trustees (the Board) offers naming rights for new and existing physical assets. This includes rooms, spaces, substantial equipment/furniture installations, and landscaping features. The Board shall have sole discretion to make any and all decisions regarding whether to accept funds for naming rights. Should the Board decide to accept funds for naming rights, the Board shall also have sole discretion as to all decisions regarding how said naming rights are implemented.

Corporations are not eligible for naming rights. Accepted donations of $10,000 to $49,999 carry naming rights for 10 years. Accepted donations from $50,000 to $100,000 carry naming rights for 20 years. Naming rights for any accepted donations over $100,000 will be determined through a consultation with the Board. The donor has the right of first refusal at the time of renewal.

A plaque will be installed at or near the named area. The Board reserves the right to choose the wording, size, location, and style of the plaque. An appropriate dedication ceremony may be planned and conducted. The Board reserves the right to remove any and all naming at the Library, without refund, if the Board determines, in its sole discretion, that good cause exists to do so.

The Board may approve other naming recognition items and values on a case-by-case basis.

Approved and adopted by the Board
October 21, 2015