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About the Library


Guiding Principles

Vision Statement

Our vision is to empower, support and inspire all members of our community by providing knowledge, innovative learning and cultural enrichment.

Mission Statement

The Pennsauken Free Public Library is a gateway to our diverse community, offering free and open access to information, services, technology, and programming. We are committed to providing educational resources for lifelong learning in a welcoming environment.

Core Values

Teamwork: We strive to work together in a spirit of cooperation to achieve organizational excellence and quality service.

Quality Service: We strive to anticipate needs and exceed expectations in delivering service.

Integrity: We strive to act with honesty and fairness as we conduct library business with patrons and each other; we believe in accountability and responsibility by accomplishing the goals of our organization.

Communication: We believe in the open exchange of information as a critical process for creating a dynamic environment within the library and with our community. 

Intellectual Freedom: We are committed to providing access to resources that inform, interest and enlighten all people in our community.

Diversity: We believe in the concept of inclusion, we recognize the dignity of all people from all backgrounds and we value contributions and ideas from all members of our diverse community.

Future-Oriented: We strive to respond to emerging library practices and technologies and attempt to anticipate changes in our community’s needs.