Our mission statement serves as a guide towards providing the best library service possible. Your suggestions for improvement are always welcome.
Drake Community Library is committed to being the lifelong learning center of our community by providing free and open access to information and ideas in an inviting environment for all.
Drake Community Library will be a welcoming and supportive source of information and knowledge; a place people will turn to for the discovery of ideas, the joy of reading, and the power of information; a place for cultural enrichment, social interaction, and the exchange of ideas –the foundation of an informed citizenry. We will strive to inform and empower every person in our community through our responsive services, collections, and programs.
Drake Community Library –its Board of Trustees, staff, and volunteers– is driven by a commitment to these core values:
We value our library users by providing them with our services in a nonpartisan and non-judgmental manner that is sensitive to and supportive of human differences.
We value intellectual freedom for all by providing access to all types of literature and viewpoints.
We value our users’ right to privacy by keeping records of their library use strictly confidential.
We value learning for all ages by providing a wide range of books and other resources along with skilled assistance in using these resources to their fullest extent.
We value technological literacy by providing public access to appropriate technology and educational venues to encourage its use by all.
We value our children and young people by offering special programs and resources designed to open the doors to lifelong learning, the pleasures of reading, and the love of libraries.
We value our community by providing a public place for the exchange of ideas and personal expression.
We value our employees by providing a safe workplace and opportunities for professional and personal growth.
We value ethical, fiscally responsible stewardship of public resources.