Torreon/Star Lake Chapter

Torreon Community Library

Mission Statement

The mission of the Torreon Community Library is to serve the Tribal community as a source for knowledge, learning, and leisure. Library programs and services are available and provided for equitably and in a friendly, responsive, comfortable, and accessible atmosphere. The Torreon Community Library hold paramount every person’s right to information and resources.

Patron needs and services

The library collection is intended to be highly selective with sufficient support offerings as determined by the Torreon Community Library’s mission, goals, and objectives, and by size and scope.

Materials will include such resouces as:

  • Reference materials
  • Print and non-fiction
  • Up-to-date non-print formats such as
  • DVDs and e-books
  • Electronic databases

Descriptions of current collections

The collection of Torreon Community Library includes materials in print and electronci formats wselected for its community of users includeing Navajo and non-Tribal patrons. In addtion, in response to advances to technology and the changing information needs of the community, the library also offers access to the Internet, which is governed by the library’s Internet Use Policy. The library uses other available avenues – interlibrary loan, appropriate referral, or redirection – to serve the individual whose needs are either outside the scope of the library’s collection or are remote from the acknowledged collective needs of the community the library primarily serves.

Languages

The language of the collection reflects the languages of the community includeing Navajo and Spanish.

Gifts and donations

The appraisal of gifts to a library for tax purposes is the responsibility of the donor since it is the donor who benefits from the tax deduction.

  • The library is not responsible for appraisals of gift materials.

Donated matterials are accepted with the understanding that any donated item will be evaluated according to the Collection Development Policy and when no restrictions are attached for integrations into the collection.

  • The cost of processing, the availability of space, the suitability of format, and the physical condition of the items are factors in the selction process.

The library accepts donated materials only with the understanding that they are use or disposed of as the library determines appropriate.

  • The librarian reserves the right to accept or reject gifts as deemed appropriate.
  • Items in poor physical condition, expcecially those containing active mold and mildew will not be considered for acquisition.
Library Information
Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: CLOSED

Contact

Office Phone: (505) 910-0929

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1024, Cuba, NM 87013

Email: torreon.library@gmail.com

Library Staff

Director: Kialo Winters – (505) 264-2129

Library Aide: Nellie Yazzie – (505) 910-0929