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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.
This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.