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On Tuesday, September 21, 2021, the HPL Executive Board approved a new mission, vision, and values that better reflects the library's focus on Building Community. The new statements are designed to be simple, clear, and inclusive. We look forward to living our new mission each day with each library visitor.

#BuildingCommunity #DiscoverShareCreateConnect

Hedberg Public Library builds community by providing inviting spaces to discover, share, create and connect.

To create an informed, connected and engaged community through library services.


  • Inclusion We welcome and serve all.
  • Respect We treat each other, our space and our community with kindness and respect.
  • Access We provide information, programs, services, technology, and a diverse collection for all.
  • Innovation We encourage open and creative thinking to meet changing community needs.
  • Service We strive to deliver exceptional experiences.
  • Excellence We hold ourselves to the highest possible standards in everything we d>o.

  • Prioritizing Diversity & Inclusion at Your Library
    As part of our ongoing efforts to be more inclusive, diverse and aware, library staff drafted a Diversity and Inclusion Statement of Commitment that was approved by the library’s executive board on March 16, 2021.

    The library is a place that welcomes and serves all. We look forward to continuing the conversation around diversity, equity and inclusion in the days, months and years to come.

    Hedberg Public Library serves a diverse community – diverse in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religious affiliation, literacy level, citizenship, age, socio-economic status, experience and thought. Diversity and inclusion at Hedberg Public Library strengthen our ability to achieve our mission by creating an environment where our patrons and employees can fully participate and realize their potential. Diverse perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative environment that delivers better results for those we serve.

    We strive to build community and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is the norm, not an initiative. Every member of the Janesville community benefits from the talents and experiences of our peers, from the mutual respect we exercise, and from the responsibility we take for our actions. Each of us deserves an equal opportunity to contribute, read, learn, explore and grow.


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