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Our Mission, Vision, and Values Statements

Mission statement

The Puyallup Public Library creates an open environment that brings the power of information, literacy, imagination and inspiration to all the people of our community.


At the heart of community services, the Puyallup Public Library contributes to a high quality of life by progressively promoting literacy, responding to diverse needs, and providing rich collections and technology, while preparing for future generations.



  • We will respect the privacy, access and intellectual freedom of each individual
  • We will respect each patron and co-worker
  • We will respect the wide range of cultures, past and present

People Oriented Service

  • We will provide service focusing on the patron
  • We will be flexible and accommodating based on each patron's needs
  • We will listen to patrons in order to continuously improve our products and services


  • We will act with initiative, creativity and innovation
  • We will work together with enthusiasm and optimism to reach goals

Lifelong Discovery

  • We will encourage learning to enhance the quality of life
  • We will create wonder through the availability of library resources

Integrity & Trust

  • We will be good stewards of public monies
  • We will have integrity in serving our patrons and coworkers

  • Active and varied programs
  • Responsive customer service
  • Stimulate Learning
  • Developing staff and volunteers
  • Promoting the love of reading