Vision, Mission, Core Values, and Core Services

  • Deemed an essential asset by the community, WCDPL strives to engage everyone with learning opportunities and creative experiences.


  • WCDPL encourages lifelong learning and advances knowledge through literature, information, and exploration.

Core Values

  • Accountability.  We take responsibility for our resources, actions, services, materials, and facilities.
  • Expertise.  We deliver quality, user-focused library services, and materials through skilled staff.
  • Freedom.  We are free and open to all. We support the free exchange of knowledge.
  • Innovation.  We explore new ways of doing things and new things to do.
  • Passion.  We love our communities and the role libraries can serve in them.
  • Respect.  We treat everyone with dignity.
  • Teamwork.  We celebrate our diverse experience. We build connections and trust with everyone
Core Services
  • We offer traditional and virtual library services to our entire legal service district.
  • We provide quality, in-demand, diverse materials to meet the needs of our diverse community.
  • We deliver materials and experiences for babies, preschoolers, and families to build early literacy skills.
  • We collect and share the history, genealogy, and stories of our service district.
  • We link our patrons to our materials with learning, literary, and cultural opportunities.
  • We provide welcoming community gathering spaces.
  • We offer entertainment in a variety of formats and through partnerships.

Adopted by the Board of Trustees, July 17, 2017


See the library's 2019-2021 Strategic Plan, approved by the Board of Trustees at their October 22, 2018, meeting and the preceding Strategic Plan (for 2013-2015) in the attachments below.