Mission: The Great Falls Public Library serves as a connection point, we empower the community and enhance the quality of life by providing individuals access to information and social, cultural, and recreational resources. Our Guiding Principles: Respect: The library is built on a foundation of mutual respect between patrons and staff. Our staff prides themselves on clear, honest, and knowledgeable communication at all levels. Courtesy and open communications are highly valued and contribute to the positive experience of visiting the library. Open Access: The library is committed to providing all patrons with free and open access to ideas, information, materials, and programs. We develop services, programs and balanced collections that attempt to fully represent the needs and interests of our diverse community. We connect patrons to what they want in a friendly, nonjudgmental manner. Customer Focus: You are welcome here! The library values community members and is responsive to their needs. The ideas and opinions of patrons are vital in determining how library projects and services move forward. Impact on patrons is a primary concern in making any and all decisions. Growth and Innovation: Promoting ongoing learning and continuous innovation are of great importance to the library. We work hard to respond to present situations and anticipate the future needs of our patrons. We are committed to remaining an important and relevant institution by evolving and expanding to better serve our community. Excellent Stewardship: The library acts as a trusted steward of community resources. We are responsible for appropriate use of public funds and make every effort to fully utilize the strengths of our talented staff. We make the best use of our resources to deliver the highest level of library service to our community.