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Mission, Vision and Values



Mission Statement

The Bettendorf Public Library Information Center is committed to providing access to information and ideas for all.


The Bettendorf Public Library Information Center will be a recognized free community resource, serving as a gateway to life-long learning which offers a diverse spectrum of innovative services, materials and programming in support of:

  • the pursuit of knowledge and information;
  • the joy of reading and importance of literacy;
  • social, educational, and cultural activities experienced within inviting gathering spaces;
  • active engagement and collaboration with the City, schools and organizations;


The Bettendorf Public Library Information Center Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers are committed to supporting the following values:

  • Access - We value free, full and equal access to information and a high quality collection of resources, library programs and services provided within welcoming and comfortable spaces.
  • Learning - We value literacy, the joy of reading and life-long learning for users of all ages.
  • Community - We value the library as a public forum and community meeting space encouraging open communication on a wide range of diverse ideas and information.
  • Engagement - We value active engagement and collaboration with residents and community groups, enhancing the quality of life for Bettendorf residents.
  • Service - We value high quality customer service, providing equal, respectful, accurate and friendly service to all.
  • Intellectual Freedom - We value the privacy of library users to freely access library resources while keeping user transactions and personal information confidential.

Approved by the BPL Board of Trustees – March 2019