Programs presented by the Sioux Center Public Library support our mission to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities by bringing diverse people, information, and ideas together.
We welcome expressions of interest from community members and experienced instructors who are interested in presenting programs at the library. All programs must be open to the public and free of charge (unless a nominal fee is needed to cover the cost of materials).
- Alignment with the library’s mission and strategic plan;
- Alignment with the library’s programming policy;
- Presenter background/qualifications;
- Connection to and duplication of other community programs;
- Relation to library collections, resources, exhibits, and other programs;
- Desired collective impact;
- Budget; and Desired date, time, and location.
If you are interested in presenting a program with the library, please fill out the online program proposal form. The library may not be able to respond to all submissions. If your submission is accepted, a library representative will contact you to discuss next steps.
Planning for library programs begins six to nine months before a program occurs. Community members wishing to propose programs for addition to the calendar of events should complete and submit program proposal forms prior to the following deadlines:
|Proposed Program Dates||Proposal Submission Deadline|
|Winter/Spring (January 1 – May 31)||September 1|
|Summer (June 1 – August 31)||March 1|
|Fall (September 1 – December 31)||June 1|
When registration for a program is required, it must be completed through the Library’s online calendar of events unless an exception is given by the Library’s Director. Presenters may not require personal information from program participants as part of a pre-registration process or during the program itself. Program participants may voluntarily give presenters their contact information.
Conflicts of Interest/Non-Commercial
Library programs are not an opportunity to promote a business or service. The purpose of Library programs should be educational, not promotional. Presenters shall not actively promote their businesses during library programs. Brochures, flyers and business cards may be made available to attendees at an informational table but should not be included in presenter handouts.
Authors and performers may sell their books, CDs and DVDs at Library programs if the material is in the Library’s catalog. The Library will not provide staff support for selling of materials.