Our Mission

A mission statement is a formal summary of the aims and values of a company, organization, or individual. Our mission statement is:

“Foster lifelong learning and connect the community through our materials, space, events, and expertise.”


A vision statement is a statement describing the clear and inspirational long-term desired change resulting from the library’s work. Our vision statement is:

“Empower, inspire, connect.”

Core Values

Core values define the culture and character of the library, and guide how staff behave and make decisions. The Lincolnwood Public Library District values:

  • Friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable customer service
  • Initiatives that look to the future and improve the library for the community
  • Staff interactions that are respectful, open-minded, and team-oriented
  • A welcoming environment for all members of the community
  • Support of intellectual freedom
  • Protection of privacy of its patrons

Support the mission

If you support the Library's mission, you can donate to the Friends of the Library or donate directly to the Library.