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Mission Statement


Mission Statement:
Making Port Arthur the Best Place to Live, Work, and Play by delivering superior library services.  The library achieves this mission by acquiring, organizing, and providing access to a wide variety of information and materials to help fulfill the intellectual, educational, social, and recreational needs of the entire community.  We promote the use of library resources by keeping the community informed of their availability.

The Library upholds the principles of intellectual freedom and the public's right to know by providing people of all ages, races, creeds, and physical conditions with access to information and materials reflecting all points of view.

We support lifelong learning in the community, and library staff aims to carry out this mission with input from the community we serve, recognizing the need to grow as the community changes.

Port Arthur Public Library

Revised December 28, 2022