Trails Regional Library Core Values

We are kind.

We treat each other and those we serve with empathy and compassion. We see every day as an opportunity to inspire new ideas and make someone smile.

We are inclusive.

The library is for everyone, and everyone is welcome here. We recognize and value diversity and intellectual freedom and believe it makes us stronger. Though we may be different, we always begin each interaction with the belief that others’ intentions are good.

We are open.

We cultivate a space where we can share differing opinions without judgment. We stay committed to each other by trusting, communicating, working through conflict, and being open to feedback. Each interaction is an opportunity to learn, even when it doesn’t go the way we hope.

Mission Statement

The mission of Trails Regional Library is to offer the residents of Johnson and Lafayette Counties opportunities to engage in educational and entertainment activities that enhance and enrich their lives.  Trails Regional Library endeavors to provide a well-managed, varied collection; contemporary, quality programs and services; effective, courteous customer service; and safe, inviting facilities.

Vision Statement

The vision for Trails Regional Library is to be essential to the needs of each resident of Johnson and Lafayette counties by providing, extensive, high-quality and varied collections, programs and services.


Policies of Trails Regional Library provide the link between our Mission and our operation. They are approved by the Board who are appointed to represent the entire district. As the governing body of the Library District, it is their responsibility to devise policies that will allow for the best use of library resources.

Policies shall be applied fairly and consistently to all patrons and employees. Questions about any policy or its implementation should be referred to a Branch Manager or to the Director.

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