Petitioning and Leafleting

The Deerfield Public Library recognizes the presentation of petitions and the distribution of literature by individuals and groups is a fundamental right, protected by the First Amendment.   The Library also upholds the rights of its patrons and employees to enter and leave the Library safely, without being impeded or unduly hindered.

As a result, the Library limits the above activities to noncommercial speech outside the library on library sidewalks or near the library entrance.  Any blocking or interference of cars or library patrons will not be permitted. Further, library staff reserves the right to suspend any of the above activities if they otherwise violate library policies.  Please contact the Library Director for more information.

Solicitation

No commercial solicitation is permitted in the Library or anywhere on Library property at any time.

Only the Friends of the Deerfield Public Library, a 501(c)3 organization formed to support the Deerfield Public Library, is allowed to engage in fundraising activities in the Library or on Library grounds.  No other fundraising for civic, political, welfare, youth or other groups, charities or causes, including raising money through the sale of goods or food, is permitted in the Library or anywhere on Library property at any time.

REVISED 9/09

Re-approved 4/15/2015

Revised & approved 5/15/2019