The Guntersville City Schools media programs are concerned with generating the understanding of American freedoms and preserving these freedoms through the development of informed and responsible citizens. Guntersville City Schools supports the Library Bill of Rights of the American Library Association and Alabama’s 21st Century Library Media program plan, which asserts that the responsibility of the school library or media center is:
To provide materials that will enrich and support the curriculum, taking into consideration the varied interests, abilities, and maturity levels of the pupil served.
To provide materials that will stimulate growth in factual knowledge, literary appreciation, aesthetic values, and ethical standards.
To provide a background of information, that will enable pupils to make intelligent judgments in their daily lives.
To provide materials on opposing sides of controversial issues so that young citizens may develop, under guidance, the practice of critical readings and thinking.
To provide materials representative of the many religious, ethnic, and cultural groups and their contributions to our American heritage.
To place principle above personal opinion and reason above prejudice in the selection of materials of the highest quality in order to assure a comprehensive collection appropriate for the users of the library.