Mission, vision, and values

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We celebrate ideas, promote creativity, connect people and enrich lives by providing access to information and changing technology


Lanark Highlands Public Library is a welcoming, inclusive, and creative space where people from all walks of life come to connect, discover, and grow

Core Values

Good Stewardship: 
The Library values responsible stewardship of all the resources with which we have been entrusted. We are accountable for ensuring the proper use of public funds. We take seriously our responsibility to maximize the efficiency of staff time and talent, making the best use of all our resources in the delivery of quality library service.

We collaborate, evaluate, and continually improve. We are creative and flexible. We take risks, embrace change and look for opportunities to say yes. We respond to present situations and anticipate future needs.

We are a vibrant, spirited library that demands outstanding performance in all areas. We perform with purpose to transform lives. We focus on quality, consistently aim high, and deliver outstanding results.

We aim to engage community members of all ages, to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information and to encourage innovative solutions to social and community issues. We support the economic vitality and diversity of our community.

We promote equity through acceptance, empathy, social justice, and inclusion. We support and encourage learning in all forms. We provide services, collection items, resources, technologies, and facility modifications that serve the diverse needs and requirements of all of our users.

Strategic Plan

The Lanark Highlands Public Library Board and Staff are thrilled to present our 2021 -2025 Strategic Plan. This document outlines our vision and goals for the library and the steps to achieve them.

Click here to read our 2021-2025 Strategic Plan

Annual Report

The Annual Report covers library usage, statistics, projects, as well as progress made towards achieving the goals outlined in the strategic plan.

Click here to read the 2021 Annual Report
Click here to read the 2020 Annual Report
Click here to read the 2019 Annual Report