MISSION/WHAT WE DO: Connect information, ideas, and community.
VISION/WHAT WE WANT AS A RESULT: An engaged community where curiosity is cultivated, literacy flourishes, and democratic ideals thrive.
PURPOSE/WHY WE DO IT: WCLS shares information to promote understanding, stories to cultivate empathy and spaces to support community.
VALUES/HOW WE DO IT:
PEOPLE: In our relationships with all patrons, staff and volunteers, we commit to:
*Kindness *Respect *Equity *Trust
COMMUNITY: As the meeting point for strangers, neighbors and friends, we believe in:
*Engagement *Connection *Partnerships *Understanding
CURIOSITY: With free, convenient access to a universe of information, we encourage:
*Reading *Intellectual Freedom *Learning *Growth
STEWARDSHIP: In our duty to the residents of Whatcom County, we undertake our work with:
*Responsibility *Innovation *Effectiveness *Sustainability