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Mission Statement

The mission statement for the Perry Public Library.

Vision – Connecting People with Information, Ideas, and Experiences to Provide Enjoyment, Enrich Lives, and Strengthen Community.




The Perry Public Library enhances the quality of life in our diverse community by

  • promoting literacy development, 
  • providing public access to online communities,
  • being a central source of information about community activities and services,
  • inspiring lifelong learning,
  • providing a wide variety of materials for reading, viewing, and listening enjoyment, and
  • creating a better understanding of personal heritage.


We accomplish our mission by striving to:

  • Maintain a knowledgeable, friendly, and professionally trained staff.
  • Provide and maintain a current collection of materials in a wide variety of physical and electronic formats.
  • Promote literacy development and a love of reading through programs, materials, and services.
  • Offer a community meeting space where members can gather, interact, and participate in programs and events of public interest, study and enjoyment.
  • Promote equal access to information and technology by providing Internet access and relevant training classes for the public.
  • Collaborate and cooperate with City Departments and community organizations to extend the library’s reach and community impact.
  • Stay up-to-date with evolving community needs and interests by continuously adapting and evaluating services, programs, and collections.
  • Invest in our staff, technology, and infrastructure in order to best serve community needs.