Mission and Goal Statements
The mission of the Blackwell Public Library is to provide quality materials and services which fulfill educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs of the entire community in an atmosphere that is welcoming, respectful, and businesslike and to support a culture of lifelong learning and stay responsive to the changing information needs of the community while linking to resources available globally.
The general library goals of the Blackwell Public Library shall be:
- To serve all residents of the community and the surrounding region with respect for human diversity including race, color, religion, gender or gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or any other identifying characteristics.
- To acquire and make available to all residents of the above area such books and other information resources and other services as will address their needs to a) become well informed, b) locate answers to important questions, c) cultivate the imagination and creative expression, d) develop skills for career and vocational advancement, and e) enjoy leisure by means of reading and other media services.
- To acquire the means to provide the most frequently requested material locally and upon demand.
- To maintain a program of service which locates information, guides reading, organizes and interprets material for people of various backgrounds, provides opportunities for acquiring knowledge and stimulates thinking and intellectual development in individuals of any age.
- To serve the community as a central resource center to access information.
- To support educational, civic, and cultural activities of individuals, groups, and organizations.
- To strive consistently to discover new methods and improvements for better service for the library’s customers.
- To review regularly these goals of the Blackwell Public Library and, if necessary, revise them in the light of new developments.