PCPLS Director - James Cline
PCPLS Assistant Director - Phyllis Nelson
The Porter County Public Library System…Ask Us First!
The Library as the Heart of the Community We want the people of Porter County to encounter a library system that exceeds their expectat ions in every way. People in our community will consider the library essential to achieving their personal goals. When they have an information need they will think immediately of the library, and the library will be readily available to them, physically or electronically. The library staff will deliver materials and services based on community needs and desires and impart knowledge and wisdom that helps people make informed decisions that can improve their day- to-day lives. In serving the community, the Porter County Public Library System fully accepts the responsibility to maintain the democratic principles expressed by the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights.
A Library Staff and Board of Trustees that Celebrates and Values its Users
Reliable and sustainable funding will support frequent and consistent programming to attract people of all ages and from all cultures. The library atmosphere will demonstrate that we trust our users and do everything we can to make sure they have the resources they need. Library staff, which has up-to-date skills and training, will be proud of being part of the Porter County Public Library System. Every person walking through our doors will receive personalized service to ensure that they have a positive library experience.
Libraries with Safe and Comfortable Facilities
Serving as a center for community information and culture, the Library will provide service in convenient community locations and in facilities that are clean, safe, comfortable, and user- friendly.
We believe that libraries can change people’s lives and are a cornerstone of our democracy. The mission of the Porter County Public Library System is to provide all residents of the library district with a comprehensive collection of materials in a variety of media that records human knowledge, ideas, and culture and to organize these materials for ready access. The library encourages the love of reading and the joy of learning, and offers the assistance people need to find, evaluate, and use electronic and print information resources that help them live successful and rewarding lives. In support of the library’s mission statement, the Board of Trustees of the Porter County Public
Library System adopts the following.
That it shall be our objective:
Revised January 2008