Citizen’s Request for Reconsideration of Library Material Form

Citizen’s Request for Reconsideration of Library Material Form

OXFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY
49 GREAT OAK ROAD

OXFORD, CONNECTICUT  06478

LIBRARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

From the Oxford Public Library Director and Library Board of Directors:

Thank you for expressing your views concerning certain material in the collection at the Oxford Public Library.  In keeping with Library Board policy, please complete the Citizen’s Request for Reconsideration of Library Material and return it to the Library Director at your earliest convenience.

Upon receipt of the completed form, the material to which you refer will be reviewed by the Director and may also be reviewed by the Library Board of Directors.  We will then communicate our findings to you.

Sincerely,

Citizen’s Request for Reconsideration of Library Material Form (Page 1 of 2)

Author:  ________________________________  Hardcover     Paperback        Other

Title:________________________________________________________________

Publisher: ____________________________________________________________

Request initiated by:  _________________________________________________

Telephone:  ____________________ Address:  ____________________________

City/State/Zip Code:_________________________________________________

Complainant represents:

_____him/herself

_____Organization   (name)______________________________________________

_____Other (group) _____________________________________________________

(If objection is to material other than a book, change wording for the following questions so that they apply)

  1.  To what do you object?  (Please be specific; cite page numbers)  ____________________________________________________________

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2.  What do you feel might be the result of using this material?        

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3.  For what age group would you recommend this item?  ____________

4.  Is there anything good about the book?  ______________________________________________________________________

5.  Are you aware of the judgment of this book by critics? 

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Citizen’s Request for Reconsideration of Library Material Form (Page 2 of 2)

6.  What do you believe is the theme? 

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7.  What would you like your library to do about this book?

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8.  In its place, what work of equal literary quality would you recommend that would convey as valuable a picture and perspective of the subject treated?  __________________________________________________________________

Signature of Complainant_______________________________Date________________