Strategic Plan

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Mission

The Iowa City Public Library is a center of community life that connects people of all ages with information, engages them with the world of ideas and with each other, and enriches the community by supporting learning, promoting literacy, and encouraging creativity.

Values

Access

We believe quality library and information resources should be readily available and equally accessible to all.

Belonging

ICPL is for everyone.

Collaboration

We strive to extend our effectiveness through strategic partnerships.

Community

We respond to community needs and understand that the free exchange of diverse ideas invigorates the community, stimulates personal growth, and fuels the economy.

Enjoyment

We celebrate creativity and the joy of reading.

Intellectual Freedom

We respect the right to privacy and encourage people to freely access and explore ideas.

Literacy

We believe reading is a gateway to knowledge.

Goals

Connect
The Iowa City Public Library connects people to information essential for daily living and offers them opportunities for enjoyment and personal growth.
Engage
The Iowa City Public Library actively encourages discovery, learning, and greater participation in community life.
Enrich
The Iowa City Public Library contributes to the quality of life in Iowa City by offering opportunities to explore diverse ideas, to exercise imagination, and to express creativity.

Reports

Strategic Plan Documents