Special Meeting       2020-3-15    Agenda        Minutes
Special Meeting       2020-3-17 Agenda        Minutes
Special Meeting
     2020-11-17 Minutes

  • Get Counted
  • Census Fact Sheet website
  • Track the 2020 Census Response Rate!

          The U.S. Census Bureau has launched an interactive map to help community leaders, the media, and the public track self-response to the 2020 Census. The map, available on 2020census.gov/response-rates, displays 2020 Census self-response rates as a reference point for states, counties, cities, census tracts, and various other geographies around the country. The Census Bureau will update the map daily with self-response rates for geographies including states, counties, census tracts, congressional districts, towns or townships, consolidated cities, incorporated places, tribal areas, and tribal census tracts. This map will show only self-response rates where census forms were completed online, by mail, or by phone. The remainder of households will be counted in person by census takers.

Per LCLD Financial Policy, cash donations may be restricted for use by a designated branch within the District or for the purchase of either adult or youth materials. All other donations except for unrestricted cash are subject to approval.

Tax Credit

The Idaho State tax credit is in addition to any other Federal and Idaho State credit for charitable contributions, which may be available when you itemize deductions. More importantly, this credit keeps your tax dollars in Latah County. Contributions made on or before December 31 can be deducted from your Idaho State and Federal tax returns.

Tax Credits for Contributions to Public Libraries

Holiday Closures for Latah County Library District

September 2020 – September 2021


 Holiday                                             Date all libraries are closed

Labor Day 2020 
Monday, September 7, 2020
Veterans Day 
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Christmas Eve  Thursday, December 24, 2020
Christmas Day Friday, December 25, 2020
New Year’s Eve  Thursday, December 31, 2020
New Year’s Day Friday, January 1, 2021

Martin Luther King. Jr. Day

Monday, January 18, 2021
Presidents Day Monday, February 15, 2021
Memorial Day
Monday, May 31, 2021
Independence Day (observed) Monday, July 5, 2021
Labor Day 2020

Monday, September 6, 2021



                 May 2018-5-10 Agenda Minutes
August  2018-8-28  Agenda Minutes


  • Must present library card
  • Checkout period is 21 days for most Latah County Library District materials
  • DVDs and Blu-rays check out for 7 days; some check out for 14 days
  • Patrons are responsible for the safe return of library materials
  • Library materials may be returned via an afterhours drop at any Latah County Library District or Valnet library


  • Search the Valnet library catalog
  • Check your account, renew materials, place holds, create lists, and manage account settings online
  • Access to digital resources subscribed to by the library 
  • Set up e-mail delivery of hold and overdue notices


  • One renewal, provided the item is not on hold for another patron. This includes DVDs and Blu-rays that are not marked "New" and have a loan period of one week.
  • Renew in person, by phone, or online.
  • "New" and 14-day DVDs and Blu-rays cannot be renewed.


  • Holds may be placed in person or online
  • Patrons may suggest items for purchase


  • Books not available through the Valnet library catalog may be requested through interlibrary loan
  • Please see our web page or ask at the circulation desk for more information


  • The Latah County Library District is fine free.
  • Fines on items borrowed from, and returned at, Grangeville Centennial Library, may still apply.
  • Charges will be assessed for lost or damaged library materials.
  • Please pay all fines promptly. Your privileges are limited by unpaid fines and blocked when fines reach $5.00
  • Library card replacement charge: $1.00
  • You are responsible for items checked out on your account, so please report lost or stolen cards immediately.


Total items 25
Audiobooks 5
DVDs and Blu-rays 5
Kits 5
Magazines 5
Music CDs 5
CD-ROM Software 2


Your library card:

  • Complete an application form
    • If you are under 18, you must have a legal guardian’s signature
  • Present a photo ID and verification of your current mailing address
  • Use your card at all Valnet libraries


Job Openings

Library Assistant II - Circulation Department; (18 hours per week)

Open until filled

For the full job announcement: Full Job Announcement

To apply fill out the application here.

Friends of the Bovill Library

Friends of the Deary Library

Friends of the Genesee Library

Friends of the Juliaetta Library

Friends of the Moscow Library

Information Coming Soon!

Friends of the Potlatch Library

Friends of the Troy Library

Latah County Library District Administrative Policy, Approved November 2004; Revised November 2008, March 2010, December 2011, December 2013 

2.0 GENERAL POLICIES 2.5 Internet Use Policy. The Latah County Library District provides access to electronic resources including the Internet which create increased opportunities for all our patrons to expand their resources world-wide. Access to the Internet is available without charge to anyone during all open hours. Latah County Library District does not endorse the viewpoints presented, or vouch for the accuracy of the available information from the Internet. Parents are responsible for providing guidance to their own children. The library accepts no responsibility for failures of the filter described in Administrative Policy

2.3 to block specific sites. Internet users should be aware that they are working in a public environment with people of all ages and diverse viewpoints. Access from computers at the library to any network, including the local library network and the Internet is for legal purposes only. Loss of use privileges at the library and criminal and/or civil prosecution are possible for illegal or inappropriate uses of computing resources. Examples of illegal or inappropriate uses include but are not limited to the following: 1) Attempting to bypass the security of the computers or local area network at the library. 2) Attempting to bypass the security of any other computer or network including the Internet. 3) Attempting to intentionally introduce a "virus" or similar piece of code that may do damage to any data, computer, or networking device. 4) Attempting to alter or damage any software, operating systems, or configuration files. 5) Attempting to use unauthorized computer accounts, access codes, or network numbers. 6) Viewing illegal materials including obscenity and child pornography. Pursuant to provisions of Idaho Code, it is unlawful to knowingly make available to a person under 18 years of age images depicting nudity, sexual conduct, sado-masochistic abuse or other material which is harmful to minors. All public areas of the library, including all public computer terminals, are open and available for use by minors. 7) Violations of another user’s privacy. 8) Violations of copyright or other laws. Library information technology resources may not be used to harass, abuse, or threaten another person. The Latah County Library District attempts to maintain patron confidentiality at all times involving the patron’s individual legal use of electronic resources and services offered by the library but cannot guarantee the confidentiality of information sent by a patron onto the Internet. The library assumes neither responsibility nor liability for any loss or damage incurred by anyone using the library’s computing resources, including any loss or harm incurred by a patron arising out of or associated with giving or receiving personal or financial information across the library’s network and the Internet. All publicly accessible computers in the LCLD are filtered per requirements of the e-rate reimbursement program. Procedures are in place should an adult patron express a need to access a blocked site.

The Board of Trustees of the Latah County Library District are:

  • Rochelle Smith, Chair - Term: to May 2025
  • Jen Root, Vice Chair - Term: to May 2021
  • Annette Pimentel, Treasurer - Term: to May 2025
  • Ivar Nelson - Term: to May 2021
  • Michael Riley - Term: to May 2023
  • Chris Sokol, LCLD Director and Board Secretary
  • Melissa Snyder, Board clerk

Board Meeting Schedule

Board of Trustees Meeting Records

Agendas, minutes, and special reports.


Click through the slideshow to navigate Moscow resources.

  • 3.26.1 ordinances
  • 3.26.1 Grocery
  • 3.26.1 restaurant
  • 3.26.1 pets and vets
  • Printable local businesses
  • six feet

Good News! Fine Free Borrowing is Here

August 2020

Fall in Love with Your Library All Over Again: The Latah County Library is Officially Fine Free! 

Late fees will no longer be charged for overdue materials borrowed from Valnet libraries.*

Going fine free is one way many public libraries are working to create barrier-free, equal access to a world of physical and digital resources that support lifelong learning, early literacy, and leisure interests.

Will my previous fines be forgiven?
Yes! All overdue fines will be forgiven.

Does the fine free policy apply to other charges?
We know you’ll try to take good care of your borrowed items! But no, fees still apply to lost or damaged items and will be applied to patron accounts accordingly.

You will still be responsible for Interlibrary loan fees and due dates set by the lending library (“Interlibrary loan” materials are borrowed from libraries outside the Valnet consortium). 

Without fines, how will the library get materials returned?
The library will continue to issue reminders when due dates are approaching and when an item is overdue. At this time, because of COVID-19 impacts on library service, once an item is 10 or more days past the due date no other items may be checked out. Access to Overdrive/Libby, library computers, and Kanopy will be restricted until the item is returned, or paid for if lost or damaged.When our library service returns to normal this grace period will be reduced.

If you’re late returning your library materials and feel the need to make up for it with a small monetary donation, we’re happy to accept your voluntary “fine” to put toward library collections and services! Our goal is to let you enjoy what you borrow from the library and then come back for more. We do encourage you to return your materials on time to allow other people to enjoy them as much as you did.

Check-outs, Due Dates & Overdue Items

Even if you check out your materials at one of the Latah County libraries, other Valnet libraries may have different loan limits and check-out periods on items they own. Be sure to check your account or receipt for actual due dates. Keep in mind, items that have been reserved by other patrons cannot be renewed. 

*Items borrowed from, and returned at, Grangeville Centennial Library are subject to late fees.

Friends of the Bovill Library       Friends of the Deary Library       Friends of the Genesee Library
Friends of the Juliaetta Library       Friends of the Moscow Library       Friends of the Potlatch Library
Friends of the Troy Library                


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