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Mission, Vision and Values

Mission, Vision and Values

Mission Statement

The mission of the Trent Lakes Public Library is to provide all residents with impartial and inclusive access to a wide range of information resources, programs, equipment, and services in order to encourage literacy and lifelong learning and to support educational, cultural, and recreational activities.


The Trent Lakes Public Library is a leader in celebrating reading and transforming lives through knowledge and information. The library provides accessible services through current technology and resources. The library is a recognized contributor to the quality of life in the community through exceptional services and valued partnerships.

Statement of Values:

Creativity, imagination and curiosity

Encouraging the joy of reading and life-long learning.


Ensuring accessibility and fairness, to recognize diversity in serving all individuals.

 Intellectual Freedom

Guaranteeing and facilitating access to all expressions of knowledge and intellectual activity.

Customer Service

Ensuring high quality and excellence in responding to the needs of patrons.

Community Connectedness

Enhancing library service through partnerships and consultation with the community.


Fostering a work culture that advocates cooperation, communication, respect and training.

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.