All policies were prepared by the Valentine Public Library Board to serve as a directive of the Board as to the operational policies of the library. The Board unanimously adopts the policy statement of the American Library Association, the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read Statement on book selection and controversial materials. Copies of these statements are located within the “collections development policy” portion of the policy handbook. All library policies will be examined annually and revised to meet the changing needs of the library and to provide the best possible service to all who use the library. The Board of Trustees welcome everyone to the library and hope the time spent in the library is enjoyable.