Guiding Principles for the Huron County Library

Huron County Library has adopted the following vision, mission and values statements as guiding principles to delivering library services in the County of Huron. Read the full Strategic Plan: Huron County Library Strategic Plan 2018-2023


Huron County Library is an inclusive and vibrant community hub. It builds community, enriches lives and fosters creativity by providing access to information, skills and ideas.


Huron County Library provides the community with inviting and accessible facilities, engaging virtual spaces, comprehensive collections and user-friendly technology. Welcoming and knowledgeable staff and volunteers provide innovative services and programs that contribute to community vitality.


  • Inclusive and equitable access for all
  • Literacy and lifelong learning
  • Intellectual freedom and protection of privacy
  • Customer services
  • Community focus
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Accountability, integrity and teamwork
  • Balancing tradition and innovation
  • Embracing a changing world


The Huron County Library Strategic Plan focuses on the following goals:

Goal 1: Deliver services, programs and collections that meet community needs.

Goal 2: Deliver innovative and reliable technology that supports and enhances library service and programs to meet community needs.

Goal 3: Promote and strengthen partnerships with community members and organizations in order to better understand and respond to community needs and initiatives.

Goal 4: Build relationships with funding sources to maintain and improve practices and services.

Goal 5: Promote and strengthen library culture of teamwork and collaboration.

Goal 6: Create dynamic spaces that are accessible, welcoming and safe for patrons.

Land Acknowledgement Statement

We acknowledge that the land we stand upon today is the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral peoples and is connected to the Dish with One Spoon wampum, under which multiple nations agreed to care for the land and its resources by the Great Lakes in peace.

We also acknowledge the Upper Canada Treaties signed in regards to this land, which include Treaty #29 and Treaty #45 ½.

We recognize First Peoples’ continued stewardship of the land and water as well as the historical and ongoing injustices they face in Canada. We accept responsibility as a public institution and as treaty people to renew relationships with First Nation, Métis, and Inuit people through reconciliation, community service, and respect.