Our Values

Our Mission

To inspire imagination, collaboration, and compassion to support an informed and literate society.

Our Vision

An engaged and sustainable community advanced by curiosity and discovery. 

Our Values

Our values express our fundamental beliefs; they keep us anchored and guide our ongoing planning and decision-making.


We cultivate a culture of trust, responsibility, and authenticity.


We are better through collective effort.


We welcome everyone and encourage respectful sharing.


We embrace creativity and experimentation.

Intellectual Freedom

We uphold the open exchange of information and ideas.


We foster the lifelong pursuit of skills and knowledge so everyone can fulfill their potential.

Love of Reading

We nurture the joy of reading in people of all ages.

BPL Who We Are

BPL Values in Action