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Mission Statement


We strive to inform, enrich, and empower all people in our community by providing equal access to information and programs.

We believe in the freedom to read, to explore, and to discover.

Core Values


We strive to play a central role in the cultural life of our community by embodying the core values of:

Literacy: We advocate for the importance of reading as essential to achieving a meaningful life

Information: We provide rich sources of information to empower Kankakeeans as individuals and citizens

Outreach: We bring our services out of the library building to our user’s gathering places
New Experiences: We invite stimulating speakers and performers into our city to give our citizens easy access to new experiences

Safe Space: We provide a neutral space so that all people can interact with respect and kindness for each other

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