Mission, Vision, Core Values

Mission Statement

Kalamazoo Public Library champions reading, ignites imagination and ensures access to information and ideas.

Vision Statement

Kalamazoo Public Library helps create a community where people aspire to learn, engage and thrive.

Core Values 

To advance the library’s mission we value:

  • Literacy and life long learning 
  • Dynamic, responsive and respectful service
  • Intellectual freedom and the patron’s right to open access
  • A professional and productive workforce
  • A workplace characterized by integrity, compassion and respect
  • Diversity across all aspects of organizational life
  • Collaboration, civic engagement and social responsibility
  • Stewardship and innovation

Approved by Kalamazoo Public Library Board of Trustees, September 24, 2007