NOLS Mission

Nurturing imagination, connection, and understanding,
to improve lives and strengthen community.

NOLS Mission

Nurturing imagination, connection, and understanding, to improve lives and strengthen community.

  • Power of knowledge, imagination, and exploration
  • Free and equal access
  • Intellectual freedom and privacy
  • Literacy and learning
  • Responsible stewardship
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Community service
  • Partnerships to support community vitality
  • Flexibility, nimbleness, and adaptability to social and technological change
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Lend library materials at no direct cost to customers.
  • Assist with information and research needs.
  • Provide early literacy services and programming.
  • Provide access to information technologies.
  • Provide meeting space for public interaction.
  • Be the hub where community comes together to think, meet, work, play, and create.
  • Provide literacy, education, and enrichment opportunities for people of all ages.
  • Offer diverse programs, events, and classes, which promote learning, skills acquisition, intellectual and cultural stimulation, civic discourse, community vitality, social engagement, entertainment, relaxation, and creative fun.
  • Provide library facilities that are safe, comfortable, functional, and sustainable.
  • Deliver library services when, where, and how they are needed.
  • Develop, articulate, and publish NOLS’ Fiscal Business Plan for the next five to ten years.
  • Develop and articulate a response plan for optimum recovery from disaster.
  • Develop and implement a community outreach and marketing campaign to increase library awareness, access, and use among Clallam County Residents.
  • Through an equity, diversity, and inclusion lens, begin to develop and implement a comprehensive plan to review NOLS’ policies, practices, collections, programs, and resources.
Download the Strategic Roadmap (PDF)