Pocahontas Public Library Mission Statement

The Pocahontas Public Library was established for the purpose of providing the residents of the community and the surrounding area with access to books and other resources and services for education, information and recreation. It seeks to build knowledge, understanding, appreciation and wisdom in those it serves. The library strives to aid and encourage those of all ages in their pursuit of knowledge and in finding rewarding experienced through books and other library materials. The library is her to provide materials and services to serve responsibly the educational needs of individuals and groups of all ages in the community through:
1. Selection of books and other materials for use in the development and enrichment of the human spirit.

2. Provide advice and guidance in the use of these materials.

3. Information and research services to aid in the search for knowledge and learning.

4. Cooperation with groups and agencies in the community in stimulating educational and cultural activities.

5. Striving to keep pace with developing information technology so that all area residents will be insured equal access to
electronic information resources.

In provision of materials and services the Library Board feels a deep responsibility under the Federal Constitution to promote the broad dissemination of ideas upon which a democracy thrives. To these ends, the Library Board supports the Library Bill of Rights as adopted and amended by the American Library Association.

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.