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Mission, Vision & Values

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Our Mission

Discover the past. Connect with the present. Imagine the future!

Our Vision

Fostering literacy and learning, sparking creativity, and empowering our community

Our Values

Intellectual Freedom

We support the fundamental right to intellectual freedom and open exchange of information and ideas. 

Lifelong Learning & Literacy

We believe in the power of information, the joy of reading, and personal development at any age.

Inclusion & Wellness

We believe everyone belongs at the Library and strive to contribute to a strong, healthy, and compassionate community. We celebrate our differences and treat everyone equitably, with high regard and dignity.

Community Engagement

We actively work together and with the community to achieve common goals and contribute to the vibrancy of civic life.

Innovation & Creativity

We acknowledge the need to accept change, evolve, and embrace new opportunities. We prioritize initiative, intentionality, experimentation, and fearlessness in our approach.


We recognize that our success will come by working together, a commitment and dedication to shared goals, and building resilience in the community and our staff.


We provide high-quality collections, programs, and services that exceed patron expectations.


We take responsibility for our actions and decisions and ensure that there is no difference between what we say and what we do.

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