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We'll be closed for Thanksgiving

The Library will be closed starting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22.  We will be closed all day on Thursday, November 23. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Friday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Mission, Vision, and Values

These fundamentals provide the foundation for every decision we make.

Our Mission

Carol Stream Public Library provides the community with exceptional services, enrichment opportunities, and diverse resources in a welcoming environment.

Our Vision

To be a valued community partner that welcomes people to Create, Search, Play, and Learn.

Our Values

We believe in:

  • Integrity: We are accountable for our actions and for the community’s resources and trust. Our actions reflect honesty, respect, and responsibility.
  • Community: We actively build relationships with our community by sharing ideas, resources, and enrichment opportunities.
  • Customer Focus: We are committed to excellence in service delivery. Our customers’ needs and input act as our guide.
  • Innovation: We seek new ideas and implement creative methods to enhance our service and provide positive outcomes.