The decision of naming a Library facility or renaming an existing facility rests entirely with the Pikes Peak Library District’s Board of Trustees.
It is typically the policy of the Pikes Peak Library District Board of Trustees to name Library facilities for geographic identification, neighborhood or natural geographical features. This policy enables patrons to easily ascertain the location of a Library facility.
Criteria for adding a person’s name to a Library facility name:
- A person must have dedicated a substantial amount of energy, time, resources, leadership and/or volunteer service to improve and benefit the branch library or the Pikes Peak Library District. The depth and breadth of the contributions must be obvious and compelling and must reflect a dedication and beneficence to the facility or the Library District over a great span of time.
- The proposed name should reflect the spirit of PPLD’s mission of free and equal access to information and inclusion of all.
- The name should not be controversial and not carry the banner of a transitory cause, no matter how worthy.
- Although it would be the Board’s intention that all honorary names for Library facilities be used for many years to come, the Board cannot promise that a name or even that the facility so named will be used in perpetuity.
Other Naming Opportunities
The Library through the Executive Director and the Pikes Peak Library District Foundation may provide other naming opportunities within buildings such as meeting rooms, collections, gardens, reading areas, etc. based upon a set monetary contribution.
Amended March 15, 2011