Our Mission Inspiring opportunity, connection, and innovation.
Our Vision The Grand Rapids Public Library is key to a dynamic, creative, livable city where people come together to learn and be heard.
Our Values Inclusion: We model respect and embrace difference. We are a welcoming place for all. Collaboration: We seek partnerships and build strong teams. We co-create with our community. Access: We are flexible, transparent, and trusted. We provide equal access to information, programs, and services. Excellence: We put people first. We provide exceptional experiences and hold ourselves to the highest standards. We are empathetic and responsive. Learning: We embrace life-long learning. We support literacy, curiosity, and cultural enrichment. We uphold everyone’s right to privacy, to seek information, and to voice diverse points of view. Sustainability: We make strategic decisions with intentionality for a strong present and future library. Innovation: We take risks, we fail forward, we seek feedback, we create, and we discover. We embrace change.