Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission  

McKinley Memorial Library creates opportunities for community connections, provides information in many formats, and encourages lifelong learning for all.

Our Vision

McKinley Memorial Library is the always evolving centerpiece of Niles, connecting people to each other and to the ideas of the past, present and future.

Our Values

We hold all of our patrons and colleagues in high regard, acknowledging them as diverse individuals and treating them with fairness, caring, and integrity.

We believe that flexibility and understanding are necessary in order to treat patrons and colleagues equitably and inclusively, to work together effectively, and to continually grow as an organization.

Intellectual Freedom
We uphold the right of library users to access information that spans the spectrum of knowledge and opinions by acquiring and managing diverse collections and by providing a wide range of programming.

We encourage lifelong learning, creativity, innovation and fun, and we provide the guidance needed to support exploration.  

Community and Family Support
We continuously seek to understand the needs and aspirations of our community. We strengthen individual, family and neighbor connections through appropriate and effective partnerships, programs, resources and services.