This image is a creation of our Library members' mission statements. The font size is determined by the number of mentions it receives throughout the missions statements as a collective. The words mentioned most often are largest and offer a great glimpse at the role and importance libraries play in our communities. Together we create a common voice which we will continue to tweak, strengthen and grow.
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Member Library contributors to the creation of this image are as follows:
Infinite possibilities for all to connect, share, succeed, thrive
Alameda County Library (CA)
To engage our community in literacy and learning
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (PA)
We create a community of readers and empower individuals with free access to information and the universe of ideas.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (NC)
We welcome and support all people in their enjoyment of reading and pursuit of lifelong learning. Working together we strive to provide equal access to information, ideas and knowledge through books, programs and other resources. We believe in the freedom to read, to learn, to discover.
Chicago Public Library (IL)
We are the People's University,' the center of learning for a diverse and inclusive community.
Cleveland Public Library (OH)
The Fort Worth Library welcomes and supports all people in their enjoyment of reading and recreational materials and their pursuit of learning and information.
Fort Worth Library (TX)
Advance literacy, guide learning and inspire curiosity.
Free Library of Philadelphia (PA)
Connecting people to the transforming power of knowledge.
Grand Rapids Public Library (MI)
We deliver high-quality public education for all ages.
Howard County Library System (MD)
To enrich lives, build community and foster success by bringing people, information and ideas together.
Jacksonville Public Library (FL)
Lexington Public Library connects people, inspires ideas, and transforms lives.
Lexington Public Library (KY)
Lincoln City Libraries fosters the power of reading and provides open access to all forms of information to enrich people's lives every day.
Lincoln City Libraries (NE)
Madison Public Library provides free and equitable access to cultural and educational experiences. We celebrate ideas, promote creativity, connect people and enrich lives.
Madison Public Library (WI)
Omaha Public Library strengthens our communities by connecting people with ideas, information, and innovative services.
Omaha Public Library (NE)
The Pima County Public Library enriches lives and builds community through opportunities to learn, know, interact, and grow.
Pima County Public Library (AZ)
Providence Public Library inspires lifelong education among all Rhode Islanders, fostering personal fulfillment and enhanced quality of life for an informed, enlightened and engaged citizenry.
Providence Public Library (RI)
To provide experiences that Inspire, Inform and Entertain.
Richland Library (SC)
We connect the people in Saint Paul with the imperative and joy of learning through a lifetime.
Saint Paul Public Library (MN)
The San Antonio Public Library changes lives through the transformative power of information, imagination and ideas.
San Antonio Public Library (TX)
The Seattle Public Library brings people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community.
The Seattle Public Library (WA)
Building connections l Broadening horizons l Strengthening community
The community source for literacy, technology and information
Springfield Public Library (MA)
Inspiring Ideas, Enriching Lives, Creating Community
Stark County District Library (OH)
The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library’s mission is to provide information, education, and technology to help the community live, learn, and grow.
Toledo-Lucas County Public Library (OH)
Your Place. Stories you want, information you need, connections you seek.
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library (KS)
Transforming lives for a better community.
Virginia Beach Public Library (VA)