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Mission, Vision, and Guiding Principles


Fostering connections    Empowering community    Enriching lives

Our Mission


We empower our community by supporting literacy, fostering connections, and providing services that enrich lives.

Our Vision

As your library, we aspire to meet the needs of our rapidly growing and diverse community by providing connections to promote well-being.

Guiding Principles

The Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield is committed to the following guiding principles to best serve its community:



We provide programs, services, and resources that represent diverse viewpoints, and ensure equal and equitable access to everyone.



We encourage, recognize, and continually seek out new innovations from organizations, partners, and staff that allow us to adapt and be responsive to the emerging needs of our community. 



We strive to deliver exceptional experiences and services while treating one another with dignity, respect, and kindness.



We promote and support educational success and personal growth for all ages to enhance their interests, curiosity, and lives.



We embrace and welcome the differences, similarities, perspectives, and experiences of all people and ideas.



We foster a welcoming, safe environment with friendly, knowledgeable staff.

My Library in Cursive Script
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