The Pierce County Library is a proactive civic leader engaged in the unique role of supporting individuals and the community as they pursue their interests, further their education, obtain information, engage their imagination and explore a wide variety of ideas.
The Library is a place for individuals and the community to gather, to build connections, and to contribute to creating a vibrant and healthy community.
Pierce County Library operates under the fundamental belief that libraries play a vital role in a democracy by supporting an individual’s access to the information they seek and the privacy to explore ideas, form opinions and make decisions on issues affecting their lives. The highest potential of American democracy can only be realized when a full range of ideas is accessible to the people as embodied in the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment and Article 1 of the Washington State Constitution. The Board of Trustees believe operating in pursuit of these democratic principles will lead to successful individuals and families and thriving communities.
To serve as a core document describing principles that support and guide Pierce County Library’s operations, services and decisions.
Through community leadership, services, resources, programs, partnerships, facilities and customer assistance, the Library connects people to the world of information and imagination and provides opportunities for individuals to connect with others in the community.
The Library creates an environment that allows each individual or family to explore and make choices within their personal values and interests, and accomplish their individual goals.
The following principles guide the work and decisions of the Board of Trustees and the staff of the Pierce County Library:
Adopted by the Pierce County Rural Library District Board of Trustees, July 17, 1974. Revised January 8, 2014.
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