Mission and Philosophy
To develop a strong library that is a vital community destination for knowledge, inspiration, connection, and renewal.
The lives of all our community members are enriched by the services, programs, collection, and opportunities, for connection at the Peace River Municipal Library.
Collaboration: We value collaboration with our community, partners, and town representatives to acheive common goals.
Comfortable Space: We value a safe, accessible, and welcoming space for all.
Connection: We value human connection and strive to create services that foster a sense of connection and community.
Creativity: We value a friendly, helpful place where all community members can explore their creativity.
Diversity & Multiculuralism: We value and respect and support people fo all cultures, races, ethnicities, nationalities, genders, colours, religions, ages, sexes, exual orientations, gender identities and expressions, marital status, family status, genetic chaacteristics, abilities and sizes.
Exellence: We value excellence in sustomer service, programiming, and access to collections.
Intelectual Freedom: We value the freedom to create, express, and access all materials.
Lifelong Learning: We value an environment that encourages curiosity and a lifelong love of learning and literacy.
Professional statements about library values and freedom of expression
- Library Association of Alberta - Statement of Intellectual Freedom
- Canadian Federation of Library Associations - Statement on Intellectual Freedom and Libraries
- The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions - Statement on Libraries and Intellectual Freedom
The Peace River Municipal Library is located within Treaty 8 Territory and within Metis Nation of Alberta Region 6. We acknowledge that the library is on the traditional homeland of the Dane-zaa (Beaver), Nehiyaw (Cree), Dena Tha', and Metis peoples. We commit to providing services that add value to the indigenous peoples in our community and to ensure Indigenous peoples are welcomed in and represented at the Peace River Municipal Library.