The mission of the Staunton Public Library is to acquire, organize, and provide access and guidance to a wide variety of information and materials which help to fulfill the intellectual, educational, social and recreational needs of all the people in the city.
The Staunton Public Library is a department of the City of Staunton and is managed by the Director of Library Services. A City Council appointed Library Advisory Board consults on policies and planning. Together, they implement policies and procedures that manage the operation of the Library, including the selection and acquisition of Library materials, the public use of meeting rooms at the Library and more.
The following policies are available for download:
- Library Card Policy
- Policy on Selection of Library Materials
- Policy on Public Use of Library Meeting Rooms
- Safe Child Policy
Freedom to Read
The Staunton Public Library respects the right of all patrons to choose what to read, listen to or view, whether the material is in books, on video or DVD, on audio tape or CD or the internet. Parents are responsible for guiding these choices for their children. Library collections contain materials representing many points of view to ensure full access to information.
Reports & Planning
The Library Board serves in an advisory capacity to the Librarian on the selection of reading, recorded and related materials. The Board evaluates priorities of different library materials and programs and encourages optimum utilization of the Library programs by the citizenry of the community.
Members & Terms
Five members appointed by City Council to a four-year term, with no member serving more than two consecutive full terms.
Meets at 4:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.
The Staunton Library Foundation
The Staunton Library Foundation was founded in 1991 as a 501(c)(3) to manage a capital campaign to raise funds to renovate what is now the Library. It currently manages an endowment to serve the Library for future funding needs. For information regarding donations, contact Paul Vames, Chair, 540.886.2021, or David Didawick, Treasurer, 540.885.0855.