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Library Mission

The mission of the Joyce K. Carver Memorial Soldotna Public Library is to bring the power of information, inspiration, and imagination through resources, technology, and programs to enrich the lives of all the people in our community, and to promote a life-long love of learning.

Library Vision

The Joyce K. Carver Memorial Soldotna Public Library is a community hub where everyone feels welcome to explore and learn. We strive to build a better future for our community by:

  • Enhancing Quality of Life

  • Meeting our patrons’ unique needs at every life stage

  • Connecting people

  • Increasing digital literacy

  • Encouraging the ongoing development of an educated society

Library Values

Ensuring Early Literacy and Lifelong Learning

We strive to give every child an equal chance to succeed. We support early learning and the joy of reading through our collections and resources, services, programs and partnerships.

We promote the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of a learning society by working with educators, government officials, and other organizations to initiate and support comprehensive efforts to provide lifelong learning services to all.

Supporting Democracy

A democracy presupposes an informed citizenry. The First Amendment mandates the right of all persons to free expression, and the corollary right to receive the constitutionally protected expression of others. We provide all library users with the open and equal access to information that is necessary for the existence of an informed citizenry able to participate in their government.


We value our community's diversity and strive to reflect that diversity by providing a full spectrum of resources and services to the community we serve.

Exploration and Enrichment

We provide opportunities for our community members to openly explore ideas and engage in conversation, discussion and dialogue, especially about ideas they may never have encountered. We provide resources, technology, and programs that enrich lives by meeting the intellectual, recreational, and cultural needs of all the people in our community.

Free and Equal Access

All information resources and public spaces that are provided directly by the library should be readily, equally, and equitably accessible to all library users.