Mission & Values

Our mission defines our unique role in the community. Our values guide our work every day.

Our Mission

The Champaign Public Library connects our community with the power of knowledge, the world of culture and ideas, and the joy of reading.

We support the essential role of reading for success in life and work, the need for easy and equal access to lifelong learning, and the value of enriching and inspiring experiences.

Our Values

  • Exceptional service
  • Customer convenience
  • Responsible stewardship
  • Ongoing innovation
  • Fostering community

Approved by the Champaign Public Library Board of Trustees, December 2009

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