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Community
The Tri-Valley Community Library is located in Healy, Alaska, twelve miles north of Denali National Park on the George Parks Highway, within the Denali Borough.  The economy is dominated by Usibelli Coal Mine, but tourism is a rising industry.  Healy experiences a large influx of seasonal people during the summer months, when visitation of Denali National Park is at its peak.  The library serves the communities of Healy, Ferry and McKinley Village
The population of Healy is approximately 1000 according to the 2000 census data.  Alaska Natives represent 2.3% of the population.  The median household income is $60,000; however, 4.9% of the residents live below the poverty level.
The Tri-Valley Community Library is located in the Tri-Valley Public School, which serves grades K-12.  The library is a combined use public/school library in cooperation with the Denali Borough School District.

Mission
The mission of the library is to provide all community members with the opportunity for lifelong learning by promoting literacy, providing access to information and offering programs for enrichment.
Goals
* provide free access to library materials
* promote reading
* encourage use and support of libraries
* acquire and maintain a well-rounded collection
* support the arts, humanities and cultural interest
* provide internet access and computer software
* provide reference services

Intellectual Freedom
The Tri-Valley Library subscribes to and supports the policies and resolutions adopted by the American Library Association as presented in Appendix A-E of their policy manual as follows: Library Bill of Rights and its interpretations (Access to Electronic Information, Services & Networks; Access to Library Resources and Services Regardless of Sex, Gender Identity, or Sexual Orientation; Challenged Materials; Diversity in Collection Development; Expurgation of Library Materials; Labels and Rating Systems; Library-Initiated Programs as a Resource; Privacy; Free Access to Libraries for Minors; and Evaluating Library Collections), Freedom to Read Statement, Code of Ethics of the American Library Association, the Resolution on the Retention of Library Usage Records, and the Resolution on the USA PATRIOT Act and Libraries.  These documents are archived in the Library Policy Manual.
 
The Collection

Contact Information
Address:

Suntrana Road
P.O. Box 518
Healy, AK 99743-0518

Phone Number: (907) 683-2507
Library Director:

Ticee Graham
tvcl.director@gmail.com



Statistics
Service Population:1012 Residents
Library Size: 4560 Square Feet
Library Type: Central Library
Collection Size:21836 Volumes
Annual Circulation: 14009 Transactions