In 2018, to reaffirm and redefine Queens Public Library's commitment to the public in the years to come, we developed a new mission statement, vision, and core values.
Queens Public Library transforms lives by cultivating personal and intellectual growth and by building strong communities.
Our vision is a vibrant, informed, cohesive, and empowered society.
Queens Public Library welcomes and serves everyone.
We provide free information, programs, and services that are open to all.
We uphold the right to privacy and the right to seek, access, and express diverse points of view.
We care about the people we serve and strive to deliver exceptional experiences.
We encourage organizational and staff innovation that adapts to emerging needs.
We are committed to transparency and accountability.
We treat our customers, staff, and diverse communities with respect and courtesy.
We hold ourselves to the highest standards in everything we do.