About the Library
We connect you to the world of ideas.
As a department of the City, Ames Public Library embraces the Excellence Through People Values, which are:
- Continuous Improvement
- Creativity and Innovation
- Customer Driven
- Data Driven
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Employee Involvement
- Fiscal Stewardship
- Honesty and Integrity
- Positive Attitude
- Respect One Another
- Safety and Wellness
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Ames Public Library is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive space that honors the inherent dignity of customers, staff and the community as a whole.
Ames Public Library works to reduce barriers to access for the public, provide a welcoming environment for community members, and foster a supportive workplace. As such, all employees are expected to create a culture of inclusivity, respect and equity for staff and customers.
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