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Mission and Goals

Mission and Goals

Mission Statement

The mission of the Trent Lakes Public Library is to serve the community with resources to enrich knowledge, encourage lifelong learning, inspire interests, and provide pleasure in recreational reading.

Our goals:

  1. To select and make a variety of resources available, including: books and other printed items; audio and electronic materials; access to the Internet; information and reference services; displays, presentations and special events.
  2. To enlarge and update the usefulness of the library in the community by strategic planning for future short-term and long-term growth.
  3. To provide access to resources by means of competent and qualified staff, volunteers, and a board dedicated to the development and implementation of sound policies.
  4. To support and cooperate with all age groups and organizations in the community, by offering educational, cultural, recreational and informational programs.
  5. To maintain materials relating to the history of Trent Lakes in order to promote awareness of its cultural heritage.
  6. To provide adequate and efficient physical facilities where a variety of resources may be used and enjoyed in a pleasant, welcoming and comfortable environment that is accessible to all.
  7. To respect the spirit of the Statement on Intellectual Freedom, as promoted by the Canadian Library Association, by assuring the fundamental right of all citizens to have access to all expressions of knowledge, creativity and intellectual activity, and to express their thoughts publicly.

The Trent Lakes Public Library is established in accordance with the Public Libraries Act, Revised Statutes of Ontario, 1990, chapter P.44 and is under the management and control of the Trent Lakes Public Library Board which is a corporation operating under the authority of the Act.