Rules for the Use of Levels
A major function
of the Great Neck Library is to present programs which meet
and further the educational, cultural, and civic needs of
the community. Levels has the responsibility in the Library
for presenting such programs for the young people of our community.
Necessarily all programs
sponsored by the Library and Levels which deal with areas
of diverse opinions are presented in an unbiased manner
which calls for fair presentation of all sides of an issue.
Neither the Library nor Levels takes the role of an advocate
in any area which does not directly affect them.
Adult organizations are
offered the opportunity by the Library to utilize its meeting
rooms to present diverse points of view under guidelines
set by the Board of Trustees of the Library. The Board believes
that the same opportunity should be offered in Levels to
the young people in our community.
Permission to meet at
the Library does not in any way constitute an endorsement
of the organization or program by the Library Board or staff.
Rather, it is an affirmation of the Library
Bill of Rights, which states:
As an institution
of education for democratic living, the library should welcome
the use of its meeting rooms for socially useful and cultural
activities and discussions of current public questions.
Such meeting places should be available on equal terms to
all groups in the community regardless of the beliefs and
affiliations of their members.
Since young people are typically
not represented by the type of formal organizations that exist
for adults, any group of eight or more young people (7th grade
through college) who reside in the Great Neck School District
may apply for permission to sponsor a program or meeting in
Levels for the purpose of furthering the educational, cultural,
or civic needs of the community. Levels is not available for
meetings of a commercial nature.
Permission to use Levels
is granted subject to the following restrictions. Failure
to comply with any of them may result in immediate cancellation
of the permit and jeopardize future permission to use the
Please call (516) 466-8055,
ext. 217 for further details or to obtain an application to
- Permits are not transferable.
- Where meetings are
jointly sponsored, all co-sponsors must be named on the
- All programs or meetings
must be open to all young people of the community and
they may be open to the entire general public if desired.
- No solicitation or
collection of funds from the general public is permitted
on library premises. However, the Levels Planning Board
is allowed to consider fund-raising applications and applications
from outside groups for the use of Levels at a time when
Levels is open, subject to the approval of the Library
- No unwarranted implications
that an organization or program is sponsored or approved
by the Library is permitted. Neither the name nor the
address of the Great Neck Library or Levels may be used
as an official address or headquarters of any organization.