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Library Blog Policy

The Library has created the Monterey Public Library Blog to engage Library customers in discussion of books and other library materials, library services and events, and other library-related topics. The Monterey Public Library Blog provides an opportunity for customers to communicate directly with Library staff. The City’s blog comments policy is as follows:

  • Comments should relate to the topic being discussed in the original post.
  • Comments should not contain profanity, racial slurs or any other derogatory terms.
  • Comments should not contain personal or defamatory attacks.
  • Comments should not contain random or unintelligible text.
  • Reasonable arguments for opposing views are encouraged.
  • A posted comment is the opinion of the poster only, and publication of a comment does not imply endorsement or agreement by the Library Director, Monterey Public Library, or the City of Monterey.
  • This blog is not the place to endorse candidates or a particular stance on a currently active ballot measure.
  • In keeping with an existing City web site policy, links to web sites outside Monterey.org are not allowed in posted comments.
  • Comments should not advertise commercial products or services.
  • Comments are subject to the California Public Records Act and will be retained as general correspondence for two years.
  • This comment policy may be revised at any time.
  • The City reserves the right to block or delete comments that violate this policy.
  • Your submission of a comment constitutes your acceptance of this comment policy.

If you have any questions or comments about this policy, please feel free to contact Library Director Bill Michael at michael@monterey.org.