Our Mission

The mission of the “Friends of Myrtle Creek Library” is to maintain a public library presence in the city of Myrtle Creek and its area.  We strive to raise public awareness of library activities as well as funds for programs, materials and internet services.


The public library, the local gateway to knowledge, provides a basic condition for lifelong learning, independent decision-making and cultural development of the individual and social groups.
... [T]he public library as a living force for education, culture and information, and as an essential agent for the fostering of peace and spiritual welfare through the minds of men and women.
— UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientic and Cultural Organization