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Strategic Plan

FY23 - 26 Strategic Plan

Mission Statement

The Dedham Public Library: Facilitating lifelong learning and cultivating strong connections throughout our community and beyond.

Vision Statement

As the heart of the community, the Dedham Public Library fosters an inclusive and inviting environment, supports lifelong reading, learning, and cultural enhancement, and provides innovative programs and services to meet the needs of the Dedham community.

Value Statement

The Dedham Public Library Values:
Inclusion and Access
We provide information, programs, and services that are open to all.
Intellectual Freedom
We uphold the right to privacy and the right to seek, access, and express diverse points of view.
Lifelong Learning
We encourage reading, literacy, creativity, and curiosity.
We encourage organizational and staff innovation that adapts to emerging needs.
Respect and Integrity
We treat our community, staff, and partners with respect and dignity in a transparent and accountable manner.
We hold ourselves to the highest standards in everything we do.

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