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Purpose Statement, Mission, and Values
The Meridian Library District will provide equal access to information, works of the imagination, and public space, offering resources and services that support educational success, economic development, an informed electorate, and overall quality of life regardless of race, nationality, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, language, ability, economic and employment status, and educational attainment.
Meridian Library District supports our community by enriching lives, igniting curiosity, and cultivating connections.
Empathy. We treat our patrons and colleagues with patience, compassion, and respect.
Learning. We are committed to lifelong learning and helping patrons find what they want to know.
Excellence. We seek to exceed expectations and demonstrate flexibility.
Relationships. We are a meeting place for the people of Meridian, facilitating meaningful connections within our community.
Inclusivity. We serve and provide access to every member of the community, embracing individuals of all backgrounds.
For a detailed view of how we plan to use these ideas to improve the library for the community, please see our Strategic Plan.