Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission

The Mission of the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation is to strengthen the Iowa City Public Library through fundraising, advocacy, and promotion of its valuable resources.

Our Vision

To inspire every member of our community to support the Iowa City Public Library as a Library user, volunteer, or donor.

Our Values

We will fulfill our mission with actions that represent these core values:

  • Pragmatic Optimism
    We infuse our planning with visions of a hopeful future, informed by best and worst-case scenarios, taking practical steps to achieve our goals.
  • Stewardship
    We ensure responsible stewardship of resources for the Library and its donors.
  • Service
    We provide service to the community by advocating for the Library, amplifying its purpose, and supporting it with additional resources.