Mission and Philosophy

Land Acknowledgement

The Valleyview Municipal Library is located in Treaty 8 Territory, which encompasses a large portion of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories on the traditional land of the Cree, Dene and Metis People, and home to the people of Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation.

The Town of Valleyview Library Board acknowledges and respects the histories, languages and cultures of the Cree, Dene and Metis and other Indigenous People who call this land home, and we gratefully acknowledge those on whose territory we reside today.

As part of our intention to honour the Treaty and work towards reconciliation, The Town of Valleyview Library Board has made the following commitments:

  • To engage with and build partnerships with Indigenous individuals and organizations to ensure that Indigenous voices and needs are represented in library programs and services.
  • To develop and expand collections of books, movies and other resources by Indigenous creators to showcase the diversity of their cultures, experiences and knowledge.
  • Provide educational resources about the history of Indigenous People to help raise awareness and build understanding of the impacts of colonization and residential schools.

Our Vision

To be a dynamic social, cultural, learning and information centre for our community.

Our Mission

To provide access for all community members to Library resources as a source of information, learning and literacy, inspiration, enrichment, cultural awareness, and entertainment.

Our Commitment

  • To be a gateway to the world for our community, providing highly-responsive service which reflects the needs of our community.
  • Prompt, courteous and efficient service.
  • A diverse and balanced collection reflecting current community interests and needs.
  • Careful stewardship and efficient use of funding.

Our Values

The Town of Valleyview Library Board and Valleyview Municipal Library support the following principles for equitable public library service:


Barrier-Free Access

Celebrating Diversity




Our Philosophy

The Valleyview Municipal Library endorses the following statements about library service and and freedom of expression: