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Our Mission & Vision

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  • Our Mission
  • Our Vision
Our Mission

We provide our diverse community with a helpful and welcoming place that offers equal access to the world of ideas and information and supports lifelong learning.

Our Vision

Bloomington Public Library is a vital community resource. The Library is passionate about what it is and what it does.

The library provides outstanding collections and the latest technologies in relaxed and inviting atmospheres. In addition, the library offers relevant services and inspiring programs to meet diverse individual needs.

Through the friendly and knowledgeable staff, the library provides exceptional service to all of our citizens.

The library and staff take an involved role in the community by partnering with organizations to enrich the quality of community life.

The library uses technology to build upon traditional library and civic values to create an enduring sense of place.

To meet our community's expectations, the library embraces its responsibility to thrive and grow. Mirroring the exponential development of the community, the library will expand its locations, services, collections, and programs. The main library, located downtown, provides the full range of services and will be enhanced by branches and other access points, both physical and virtual.

The Bloomington Public Library provides a quiet space in a hectic world for interaction, communication, study, and reflection. The Library is a destination that cannot be visited often enough.

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