All displays and exhibits created by Library staff are intended to highlight programs, collections, services or interests of the community. This does not indicate the Library’s endorsement of the subject provided. The appropriate Department Head must approve displays and exhibits created by staff.

Revision Date(s): 10/15/2019
Latest Reviewed & Approved Date: 10/15/2019


The community can request approval for displays or exhibits in the Salina Public Library for a limited time period. There is limited space available. The library reserves the right to determine where and how information will be displayed or placed. Library displays & exhibits take precedence. For approval of a display patrons may contact the Director or appropriate Department Head.

Revision Date(s): 10/15/2019
Latest Reviewed & Approved Date: 10/15/2019


Artists wishing to exhibit art in Gallery 708, in the south entrance of the Library, must fill out an application form. Artists should provide brief biographical information, a brief artist statement and photos or samples of their work. The Director or Assistant Director will make the final decision on approval and scheduling of all exhibits. Not all applicants will be selected to exhibit.

Library staff will set the dates for the exhibit. All work selected for displays must be tagged on the back or bottom for easy identification. Artists may sell their work, but the work must remain in the gallery until the show ends. Artists will receive 100 percent of sales. The Library will provide insurance for objects.

The Expressions Wall in Youth Services is reserved for the art of children and teens.

Revision Date(s): 3/16/2021, 10/15/2019
Latest Reviewed & Approved Date: 10/15/2019

DISPLAYS/EXHIBITS-004: Community Information

The Library will provide space for the display and distribution of information, posters, announcements, fliers, and brochures about community or county organizations, meetings, educational opportunities, performances, and events. Items requested for posting should be provided by community-related, non-profit organizations and by profit organizations for the promotion of educational and cultural opportunities.

Space is limited. The library reserves the right to determine where and how information will be displayed or placed. Items will be posted for a limited time and no sooner than 30 days prior to an event.

The following items will not be considered for display/distribution:

  • items promoting activities for profitable companies: workshops, restaurants, day care centers etc
  • for-sale ads for individuals wishing to sell an item
  • propaganda
  • political issues or candidates
  • obscene or gruesome material

SPL prohibits distribution of campaign literature on Library property and instead may provide informative, comprehensive public displays of the local campaign issues which may use candidates’ brochures.

Personal distribution of literature and/or solicitation of SPL employees or other individuals on Library premises are prohibited. Individuals or groups may not approach patrons or staff on Library premises to request the signing of petitions of any kind.

The Director or the Department Head of Community Engagement has final authority on what is posted. Items for consideration can be left at any public service desk.

Those whose information is refused for display may appeal to the Library Board at the next regular meeting.

Revision Date(s): 10/15/2019
Latest Reviewed & Approved Date: 10/15/2019


The Library decorates public areas with seasonal decorations during the fall, winter, spring and summer. Staff may also decorate their own individual work areas in moderation with seasonal decorations. The Library will provide appropriate decorations in public or group work areas. Decorations will be tasteful and limited. Any decorations viewed as offensive by reasonable standards will be removed. The workplace environment must remain focused on professionalism and respect for others throughout the year.

Revision Date(s): 10/15/2019
Latest Reviewed & Approved Date: 10/15/2019