Mission, Vision, & Values

Our Mission

The mission of the East Cleveland Public Library is to provide life-enhancing, consciousness-raising, Library services and cultural activities that reflect the needs of the East Cleveland community and the patrons of the institution.

Our Vision

The purpose of all services offered by the East Cleveland Public Library is to cultivate and embolden the literacy of our patronage and deepen their ties as members of this community.

Our Values

As a result of the Strategic Planning process, the following five themes were identified as core values: • community • autonomy • innovation • integrity • literacy

Our Future

The following four goals were identified as a result of our Strategic Planning:

• Increase literacy by expanding and promoting new programming.
• Elevate the Library’s status as a beacon of African-American culture and history.
• Maximize resources through intentional partnerships.
• Create an organizational environment of pride and respect.