Our Big Why
Stark Library is always changing and evolving to better serve our friends and neighbors, but what remains consistent and guides our decision-making is our mission statement.
We spark curiosity and foster knowledge by connecting everyone to resources, services, and opportunities.
Who We Aspire To Be:
We will be a trusted guide in the community—inviting, inspiring, and empowering all people to pursue creativity and lifelong learning.
What We Value:
Respect | We treat each person with dignity, regardless of race, gender, faith, politics, or status.
Equal Access | We help all people tap into the tools and resources they need to live life.
Serving Others with Excellence | We go above and beyond in our efforts to meet the needs of all people.
Confidentiality | We always keep personal information safe and secure.
Literacy | We promote reading, writing, and thinking at every season of life.
Collaboration | We partner with others to enhance the community.
Forward Thinking | We proactively evolve, transforming with the times, to better serve our community.
Intellectual Freedom | We foster a safe space in which varied ideas and beliefs can thrive amidst debate or dialogue.
How We Impact:
We enrich our community by opening doors to information and experiences that ignite passion for lifelong learning and transform lives.