The mission of the Vernon Area Public Library District is to provide to the residents of the district and the patrons of the Library open access to information and ideas representing the entire spectrum of human thought and experience, and to foster the understanding and development of cultures, communities and individuals.
The Library will work to protect intellectual freedom, promote literacy and encourage lifelong learning.
The Library will maintain a diverse collection of materials, and provide access to information resources and materials outside its collection. An efficient and professional staff will provide services and programs without discrimination in accessible, inviting spaces.
As we seek to fulfill our mission, our efforts and resources will be directed towards making the following vision a reality:
All staff will have a complete understanding of and active commitment to the values described in the Library's Value Statement. Our staff will be characterized by teamwork, collaboration, creative and flexible responses to patron needs, and pride in its achievements. Our staff will set the standard for customer service in public libraries.
The Board of Library Trustees will be a strong advocate for Library services in the community. The Board will have a complete understanding of and active commitment to the vision, values, and mission of the Library.
Our materials collection and resources will be broad, current, and available in formats conveniently accessible to our patrons. Our programs and other services will be designed to more completely fulfill our mission. Our physical facility will be maintained in a manner that reflects our pride and our respect for the public's investment in it.
Our patrons will be proud of their Library, consider it as the first and best source to meet their informational needs, and willingly support it through taxes and other means.
Because of the clearness of our vision, the strength of our values, and the execution of our mission, our Library will be one that our peers will want to emulate.
Vernon Area Public Library District is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media