Programming Criteria

The Library’s staff use the following criteria in making decisions about program topics, speakers, and accompanying resources:

  • Meets community needs and interests
  • Availability of program space
  • Presentation quality
  • Presenter background/qualifications in content area
  • Budget
  • Historical or educational significance
  • Connection to other community programs, exhibitions or events
  • Relation to Library collections, resources, exhibits and programs

The library does not offer programs of a purely commercial nature. Library programs must have a special educational, informational, or cultural value to the community. Examples of programs that would be considered of a commercial nature include, but are not limited to, presentations offered for free but with the intention of soliciting future business. 

Due to the high volume of proposals that we receive, Library staff will respond only to the proposals for which we see a potential programming opportunity. Submissions will be kept on file for future consideration. 

All proposed presenters or programmers must submit a Program Proposal Form.

We plan far in advance for our library programs. Please submit the form no later than three months before the proposed event. 


Explore Programming

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    Children's Programming

    Learn about storytimes, age groups, and more.

  • Large Room - Capacity: 55, projector, screen, audio/video equipment

    General Programming Information

    Find out about the general guidelines of attending programs at CCPL branches.

  • Large Room - Capacity: 55, projector, screen, audio/video equipment

    Creation Spaces

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