...Mission, Vision and Values

 

 

Our Mission: Providing a friendly, open destination for the community that encourages imagination, discovery and personal growth.

 

Our Vision: Provides a dynamic collection which the community values and can access through contemporary servicemodels and technologies.

 

Our Philosophy: Brownsburg Public Library encourages residents of our community to use the library. The philosophy of the library is to supply the community with the materials and services for pleasure, special projects, and research. The collection is diverse, as is the community. The library promotes its services to local organizations, churches, and schools. The Library Board has adopted the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights as policy.

 

Library Bill of Rights The American Library Association XE “American Library Association” affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services.

 

A. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.

 

B. Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be prescribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.

 

C. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting the abridgement of free expression and free access to ideas.

 

D. A person’s rights to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.

 

E. Libraries which make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.

 

 

* Taken from ALA “Library Bill of Rights” adopted June 18, 1948. Amended February 2, 1961, and January 23, 1980, inclusion of “age” reaffirmed January 23, 1996, by the ALA Council.