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Our Mission

The Forest Park Public Library will maintain and share a collection that meets the needs of our diverse community, and will provide programs that educate, empower, and entertain our public.

Service Philosophy

The Forest Park Public Library is committed to providing the highest level of service possible to all patrons and shall acknowledge all patrons in a polite and friendly manner, serving them promptly, respectfully and knowledgeably. This vision is executed with a staff of approximately 33 employees, as depicted in the library’s organization chart.

Inclusivity Statement

The library is a place that is accessible, inclusive, and open to everyone. Our collections, programs, and mission are intended to be relevant to all members of our community regardless of age, sex, race, national/ethnic origin, religion, economic status, political views, sexual orientation, gender identity, or citizen status.

We believe in the open exchange of ideas and freedom of speech.  We do not condone behavior that threatens the safety of another or supports bigotry, sexism, or racism.

Everyone deserves to feel they belong and that they have a voice. At the Forest Park Public Library you will always be respected and welcomed because we all live here.