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LCPL Social Media

Lake County Public Library on Social Media 

Lake County Public Library (LCPL) social media exists to allow patrons and the library to share ideas and information and to communicate with each other in a way that is convenient to our patrons. Content posted by the library will be geared toward LCPL patrons and residents of Lake County, Indiana. Content may include library information, information relevant to the region, answers to reference questions, links of interest to patrons, and content shared by users.

We encourage everyone to participate by sharing ideas, articles, or photos; commenting; liking; and sending messages relevant to library services and collections. However, inappropriate content will be removed. Posting inappropriate content to Lake County Public Library social media (including in comments) may result in a user being banned from the page.

Inappropriate content includes but is not limited to:

  • Offensive content or language which targets gender, sexual orientation, disability status, racial groups, ethnic groups, or religious groups
  • Links to offensive or hateful content
  • Obscene, discriminatory, threatening, or harassing language
  • Defamatory or libelous content
  • Obscene or offensive photos
  • Spam

Please note that when a social media platform permits individuals and groups to contribute their own content (such as posting on the library's Facebook wall or page), these posts are independent of the library. Posts to the library's social media made by entities other than the library are not endorsed by the library.

We encourage everyone to share their views in a manner respectful to the other patrons visiting the page. Criticism, feedback, debate, and opinions are welcome when expressed in a cogent, constructive manner. When contributing to a public discussion, keep in mind that our social media may be viewed by persons of any age when choosing your language. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments about this policy!

Removal and Blocking

Patrons who have violated the the above code of conduct may be blocked or banned from our social media account and/or have their posts removed or hidden.

Patrons who will be blocked will be contacted via the social media platform in question and informed of the reason for their blocking and the duration of the block. Patrons who wish to challenge their block may file a request for resolution.

Disclaimer

The Library does not control and is not responsible for content on third-party sites.

The Library cannot guarantee the persistence of hyperlinks pointing to third-party sites, or the continued availability or accuracy of content on third-party sites.