Request for Reconsideration of Library Material

All Requests for Reconsideration are taken seriously by the Normal Public Library. Requests received from patrons who are not Normal residents will be handled by library staff. 

Per Materials Selection Policy approved by Normal Public Library Board of Trustees, 12/15/2021.

Request for Reconsideration of Library Material



Author _______________________________________________________________________



Request initiated by_____________________________________________________________




Complainant represents

___________ Individual

___________ Group or organization:  ______________________________


  1. Did you read/examine the entire item?                    If not, what parts did you examine?



  1. Why do you object to this item?



  1. Specifically what do you find objectionable in this item?



  1. What potential consequences may occur as a result of reading or viewing this material?



  1. Is there any age group for whom you would you recommend this item?

If so, what age group(s)?



  1. What value is there in this item?



  1. What do you believe is the theme of this item?



  1. Have you seen reviews of this item?                          By whom?


What was their position?



  1. What would you like Normal Public Library to do about this item?



  1. In its place, what item of equal value would you recommend that would convey as valuable a picture and perspective of a society or a set of values?





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Amended September 30, 2009; amended December 15, 2021.

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