Ventura County Library Mission Statement

Ventura County Library System:
Inspiring our community to explore, discover and connect.


Vision Statement from Ventura County Library's Director, Jackie Griffin:

Libraries hold a special position in the United States. The values that make our county unique are made visible in our libraries. They are the places we come to as children and return to as adults, to find adventure, to learn, to discover in the vast world of ideas mankind has created. 

For many Americans, libraries have been the beginning of the climb out of poverty. They are the physical reminder that Americans believe that knowledge should be available and freely shared. They are a place that reminds us that education takes place in many venues, over all the years of our lives.

Increasingly, libraries are not only a place. We can access information, books and videos from our homes, our businesses or anywhere we have access to the library’s homepage. Ventura County Library System (VCLS) is committed to creating the same sense of community, of ownership in the virtual world that our communities feel in their neighborhood libraries.

We are committed to providing the communities we serve with the very best of what libraries can provide in as many ways and as conveniently as possible.

Our communities are a vital part of deciding how to create and improve our libraries. We listen for their voices and respond to their ideas.

We invite and welcome everyone to engage in lifelong learning with us at VCLS.

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