Guiding Principles

About Us

The Water Valley Public Library is one of several library service points governed by the Parkland Regional Library Board. More information about Parkland Regional Library and its relationship with library service points (outlet libraries) is available on the Parkland Regional Library website.  

The Water Valley Community Library had its early beginning in the Bituma School established by local mothers in the 1920s. The library is presently housed in a portion of the old school building on the southwest corner of the main intersection in Water Valley. In 1998, local residents Terry Smith and Maureen Warmington volunteered to take charge of the library after it became the responsibility of the Water Valley Community Association. They established regular hours and hired the first paid staff.  

Originally, the Water Valley library collection was made up of books printed for servicemen after the Great War. It still depends heavily on donations from local residents along with an annual budget from the local recreation board. Today, Water Valley has an excellent collection of art books, reflecting the artistic talents of the community. 

Service Points' Policies and Bylaws

In November 2015 the Bylaws and Policies for Outlet Libraries were revised by the Parkland Regional Library Board. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Parkland Regional Library at 403.782.3850.

Updated Outlet Libraries Policy

Plan of Service

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Your Privacy

The Water Valley Public Library is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to its website. In accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), and with our policy on the Confidentiality of Users’ Records, your personal information will not be collected on this website unless you choose to use online products and services that require it. Your personal information will then only be used to provide you with the library services that you select, and for no other purpose. The Water Valley Public Library does not track the websites you visit when using library computers.

Parkland Regional Library System uses Google Analytics to see how library websites are being used. The data retrieved from Google Analytics is anonymous; we are not able to connect it with specific users. For people who prefer to disable Google Analytics tracking of their web use, Google provides a browser add-on that automatically prevents information from being sent to Google Analytics. Follow the link to find out more about this add-on.