Valley of the Tetons Library in Teton Valley, Idaho, is a publicly funded library supported by a community of 10,000 permanent residents, with an influx of 6,000 tourist or second home residents in the summer. The funds are collected through a taxing district based on the assessed property value in Teton County, Idaho.
There are two library facilities in the valley. The main library is located in Victor, Idaho, at 56 North Main Street and the second location in Driggs, which opened in the fall of 2014, is at 79 North Main Street.
Valley of the Tetons Library opened its doors in 1966 because of six women “Chambermaids” who were part of the Chamber of Commerce in Victor. These six women banded together to form the first library in a county that was established in 1915. The original women, upon encountering opposition and discouragement from the people in the county, traveled to the State Capital, Boise, to receive advice on how to proceed. Once the necessary documents and signatures were obtained, the Chambermaids presented their idea to the three towns in Teton Valley. The City of Victor was the only town that offered land for the library and additional incentives to house the library within the city boundaries.
Teton County, Idaho, is located in the southeast part of the State of Idaho, 45 minutes west of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It is a gateway to Yellowstone National Park. The county has four towns — Victor, Driggs, Tetonia, and Felt (listed from South to North) — with a combined estimated population of just over 10,000 residents. From north to south the Valley is approximately 42 miles long and 20 miles wide east to west, framed by the Big Hole Mountain range on the west side of the valley and the Teton Mountain range on the east side of the valley. The winters are long and hard with frequent road closures that require services to be provided within the valley.
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