Mission Statement In accordance with Kendall Young's wishes expressed in his will (Provision 10), Its (Kendall Young Library's) purpose is to provide "such books and reading matter as shall be helpful and instructive to the mass of the people of the city." The library strives to: Provide information on current topics. Provide recent titles for recreational reading. Answer reference questions on topics related to work, school and personal life. Encourage lifelong learning by providing development opportunities for all ages from toddlers to senior citizens. Facilitate learning through the use of multiple formats and new technologies. Facilitate research in family and local history.