A Reading Life discusses the diverse ideas, collections and events happening at the Everett Public Library and in the Everett community.  Entries are written by the Everett Public Library staff and guest members of the public.

Social Software Policy
Everett Public Library offers social software tools for educational, cultural, civic and recreational purposes. Library social software tools provide a limited public forum to facilitate sharing ideas, opinions, and information about library-related subjects and issues. Library social software is intended to create a welcoming and inviting online space where library users will find useful and entertaining information and can interact with library staff and other library users. Comments are moderated by library staff, and the library reserves the right to remove comments that are against the rules listed below.

Definition of social software
Social software is defined as any web application, site, or account offered by the library that facilitates the sharing of opinions and information about library related subjects and issues. Social software includes blogs, listservs, websites, social network pages or posts to community reviews and patron ratings of library materials.

Rules for commenting
Protect your privacy. Do not post personally identifying information such as last name, school, age, phone number, or address. Young people under age 18 should be especially careful with personal information.

Posts containing the following are against library rules and will be deleted before posting or removed by library staff:

1. Copyright violations
2. Off topic comments
3. Commercial material/spam
4. Duplicated posts from the same individual
5. Obscene posts
6. Threats
7. Libelous comments
8. Images

By choosing to comment you agree to these rules.

Links                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A Reading Life links to a select number of blogs believed to be of interest to our readers. The Library does not endorse the opinions or information provided by other blogs.

Guest Submissions
Guest submissions are welcome, but may not be published. All published submissions will be edited for appropriate content and grammar.

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