Mission & Strategic Plan

Mission Statement

We support the growth and creativity of the individual and build the spirit of the community by providing welcoming spaces, robust collections, responsive services, and enriching programs.



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Strategic Plan Summary

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Core Values

The St. Charles Public Library will guide accomplishment of our Mission statement by following these four core values:

Core Values

  • Quality patron service = quality staff = professional development
  • Relevant services patrons want and need
  • Efficient processes with patron needs first
  • Partnerships (D303, businesses, non-profits, etc.)
  • Continual evaluation of patron/community needs

  • Expanded or renovated building
  • Cutting edge technology offerings
  • Being leader of leaders
  • Evaluation of services

  • Responsible spending
  • Transparent actions
  • Showing value of investment in all that we do and offer

  • Services
  • Collections
  • Staff
  • Partnerships (D303)
  • Becoming a destination in the community