Mission Statement


The mission of the Calmar Public Library is to provide quality materials and services, which fulfill educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs of the entire community in an atmosphere that is welcoming, respectful, and businesslike. In fulfilling this mission statement, Calmar Public Library will purchase, organize, and make readily accessible, books and other printed, recorded, and filmed materials, to stimulate interest and give guidance in their free use to everyone in the community–regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, or social, economic, or educational level.

The Calmar Public Library endorses the Library Bill of Rights and the concept of Intellectual Freedom, providing the freedom to read to everyone, which is essential to our democracy.