Mission & Vision Statement

Mission Statement

The Rockport Public Library is a vital resource for ideas, information, and recreation for all members of the community.  It provides universal access to knowledge and lifelong learning through print, online resources, programs, and services.  The library will be responsive to the needs of its community, advocate and support the use of appropriate technology, build an excellent collection, commit itself to the highest ideals of library service and the principles of intellectual freedom, and provide a welcoming meeting place for the community.

Approved by the Rockport Public Library Board of Trustees
March 26, 2015

Vision Statement

The Rockport Public Library will be the town of Rockport’s recognized source of knowledge and information, a dynamic welcoming destination, and an encourager of reading, creative programs, leading-edge technology, and materials to satisfy every curiosity. We believe all questions and requests are important and we strive for excellence in the quality of answers we offer. We listen to our patrons, surprise them with superior service, and embrace change when it will improve our library.

We develop community partnerships that minimize duplication of efforts while exploring budget economies and strengthening our library as a valuable resource for every member of our town.

We promote the joy of reading and the value of lifelong learning to all.

Approved by the Rockport Public Library Board of Trustees
September 29, 2016