About Us

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Our Vision

We are essential to the community. Our inclusive and collaborative approach makes Aurora a better place to live. Through innovative, engaged staff and evolving spaces, we transform lives by supporting literacy and cultivating creativity, conversation and joy.

Our Mission

Aurora Public Library builds community by sparking conversation, enriching lives and contributing vibrant spaces for discovery.

Our Values

Intellectual Freedom: We provide access to diverse expressions of knowledge and creativity.
Literacy: We foster literacy and nurture lifelong learning.
Inclusiveness:  We support accessible and equitable services.
Accountability: We ensure that library services are relevant and administered in a fiscally responsible manner.
Service Excellence: We serve with integrity and skill, helping our community explore, connect and engage.

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