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INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM

The Maplewood Public Library subscribes to the principles endorsed by the Library Bill of Rights, and the Freedom to Read and Freedom to View statements. The public library provides free access for the public to all points of view. The addition of an item in the collection in no way represents an endorsement of any idea, opinion or presentation by the library. Library material will not be marked or identified to show approval or disapproval of contents. No item will be placed on closed shelves except for the express purpose of protecting it from injury or theft.

INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM FOR CHILDREN

Children are free to check out items from any area of the collection. Any limitations to be placed on a child in this regard are the responsibility of the child's parents.

It is the policy of the Maplewood Public Library to follow the MPAA voluntary movie rating system guidelines, and to restrict access by minors to movies rated PG, PG-13, R, and NC-17, according to these guidelines.

Adopted 3/24/04