Library Board Meetings
The five members of the North Valley Public Library Board of Trustees are elected by the Stevensville and Lone Rock School Districts. Library Board meetings are open to the public. The Board of Trustees welcome public comments and feedback.
If you are unable to attend a board meeting, but would like to give input, email one of the Board members. Contact information can be found HERE at Montana.Gov. Please indicate whether you want comments read into the public record at the Board meeting. You can also submit comments to the Director of the Library at firstname.lastname@example.org. "Comments may be given orally or in writing. Written comments should be submitted to the library director at least 24 hours prior to the meeting."
Board Meetings are held monthly January-November on the THIRD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH at 3 pm. The Board does not meet in December. Agendas are posted the Friday before the meeting. Occasionally, meetings may be moved or cancelled. Any changes are posted here. Agendas for meetings are posted on the front window of the library, the library website calendar, the Ravalli County Calendar, and the Town of Stevensville bulletin board. The library also sends a notice of meetings to the Bitterroot Star to be added to the paper's calendar of events. Public hearings are listed in the legal notices in the Bitterroot Star in addition to the places listed above.
Once a year, there is a public hearing on the budget and a meeting afterwards to pass the budget. Notice is on the front window of the library, the library website calendar, the Ravalli County Calendar, and the Town of Stevensville bulletin board. Legal notice is in the Bitterroot Star newspaper for two weeks. After the public hearing, a budget is passed and a copy is sent to Ravalli County.