Mission Statement

The mission of the Valentine Public Library is to connect our patrons with information and with each other.  We promote literacy, preserve our history, and provide services, collections and technological opportunities for all ages.


THE VALENTINE PUBLIC LIBRARY IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING ITS PATRONS:

The benefit and pleasure of learning and discovery through its collection, services and staff;
Access to and assistance in using emerging technologies which serve as a gateway to information resources within and beyond our walls;
Quality service demonstrating respect for the individual: and a pleasing, comfortable, safe setting in which library collections and customer service are readily accessible.


THE VALENTINE PUBLIC LIBRARY’S MISSION STATEMENT IS ANCHORED BY THE FOLLOWING ASSUMPTIONS:

A responsibility to offer Library service to everyone;
The City of Valentine’s commitment to a public library;
The commitment of Cherry County to a public library that will serve the citizenry outside the city limits.
A responsiveness to and an awareness for the community;
Cooperative efforts with other city departments and other agencies;
Commitment to intellectual freedom for all.