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Mission Statement

“The Wells County Public Library provides the communities it serves with access, knowledge, and growth supporting research, popular interests, and lifelong learning.”

Values & Vision Statement

The Wells County Public Library is committed to providing library service that is
  • all encompassing
  • oriented for lifelong learning
  • economically and equally accessible
  • committed to innovative technology
  • professional and forward thinking
  • customer focused
The Wells County Public Library will
  • be considered essential to the community
  • embrace technology
  • product innovative programs for all ages
  • seek continual improvement in its facility, its people and its processes
  • serve patron's individual information, enrichment, and entertainment needs
  • seek cost-effective, convenient knowledge delivery
  • be the best source of information about Wells County


All policies of the Wells County Public Library must be approved by the Library Board, and as such, may also be considered Board Policy.

Library Bill of Rights

The “Library Bill of Rights” is subscribed to by the Wells County Public Library.
“The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services.
  1. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.
  2. Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.
  3. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.
  4. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.
  5. A person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.
  6. Libraries that make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.
Adopted June 18, 1948. Amended February 2, 1961, June 27, 1967 and January 23, 1980, by the ALA Council.”