Marathon County Public Library

learning • community • ideas • information

Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Tue., 7/4.

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Foundation Statements

  • Business: Transforming Lives
  • Mission: To enrich lives by promoting lifelong learning, and actively providing the community with access to ideas, information and opportunities to connect.
  • Vision: A democratic and informed society must have free, equal, and open access to information. We empower citizens to improve their lives, their governments and their communities.

Guiding Principles

  • Literacy and lifelong learning for all ages – We envision a world in which everyone can read, write, evaluate information, and effectively apply technology to lead healthy, productive and fulfilling lives.
  • Emerging technologies – We empower the people of Marathon County with the technology to connect to the world and the future.
  • Form strong partnerships – We provide opportunities to connect through partnerships with individuals, public and nonprofit agencies, community groups, educators and businesses.
  • Equitable access – We provide access to a broad array of content, as well as training and assistance, to help people successfully navigate and use information.

Core Values

  • Service is responsively delivering on our commitments to all of our internal and external customers.
  • Integrity is honesty, openness, and demonstrating mutual respect and trust in others.
  • Quality is providing public services that are reflective of "best practices" in the field.
  • Diversity is actively welcoming and valuing people with different perspectives and experiences.
  • Shared Purpose is functioning as a team to attain our organizational goals and working collaboratively with our policy makers, departments, employees, and customers.
  • Stewardship of Our Resources is conserving the human, natural, cultural, and financial resources for current and future generations.

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