Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission

Shaker Heights Public Library strengthens our community and transforms lives by bringing together people, information, and ideas.

Vision

Shaker Library is an indispensable community asset that:

  • Provides free and equal access to a wide range of resources that meet the diverse needs of our community.
  • Promotes literacy, the joy of reading, and a commitment to lifelong learning.
  • Engages with the community and responds to its needs.
  • Maintains vibrant and welcoming spaces where people can connect and collaborate.
  • Serves as a trusted source of information and a forum for all viewpoints.
  • Helps the community learn, solve problems, and envision the future.
  • Preserves and shares Shaker’s history.

Approved by the Shaker Heights Public Library Board of Trustees 9/26/2017

Values

We value:

  • Literacy and lifelong learning
  • Intellectual freedom and equal access
  • Customer service excellence
  • Integrity and accountability
  • Innovation
  • Diversity and inclusiveness
  • Outstanding employees
  • Our Shaker Heights Community

 

Approved by the Shaker Heights Public Library Board of Trustees 12/12/2011