A plan to use bookmarks handed out at library branches as a means for advertising — and a potential revenue generator — was struck down unanimously by board members during a Monday meeting.
The original proposal, which was made months back by Chairman Phil Saxton, called for businesses to pay $300 to have their advertisement or coupon printed on about 5,000 bookmarks, which would then be distributed around the community.
Nancy Stanbery-Kellam, the library’s director, disagreed with the idea too, but for different reasons.
“One of the most precious things is the image of the library, and I have concerns when you put that in the hands of other organizations,” Stanbery-Kellam said. “We have a brand to protect and sell to the community. Putting that in the hands of a private organization … makes me very nervous.”
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