Values, Vision, & Purpose

Our Values

What we believe in, what motivates us…

Kindness – so that people feel valued.

Curiosity – so that people are free to explore.

Belonging – so that we are truly open to all.

Our Vision

How we see the future, what we want the future to look like…

A welcoming and evolving community where all people connect, grow, and belong.

Our Purpose

Why we exist – our mission in this world…

We are a Community Connector, using our resources and partnerships to educate, enrich, and inspire the lives of all people.

Our Commitment to Equity

The Library is an active agent of change in the world…

We advance diversity, inclusion, and belonging for our staff, customers, partners, and the whole community to create an equitable Library and society.  We are committed to using our resources and partnerships to improve the lives of people of every race, ethnicity, culture, faith, age, sexual orientation, ability, socio-economic status, and gender.

These statements are taken from our Strategy FY 24-25. This document serves as our roadmap to respond to our customers’ and community’s needs and expectations for library services. See also our Antiracism/Equity Statement.