About Us

Elmhurst Public Library Strategic Plan 2023-2028

Prepare To Be Amazed!


Our mission is to enrich life for all of Elmhurst by providing opportunities
to connect, create, and explore.


Elmhurst Public Library, a trusted place at the heart of the community, champions library use by providing the support, resources, and space for all to:

• Pursue a Love of Reading          • Connect with Others

• Access Information                     • Cultivate Curiosity

• Explore Interests                        • Create and Innovate


EPL prioritizes making all patrons and staff feel valued, respected, and inspired by recognizing that everyone has unique interests, talents, skills, and abilities. Access, inclusion, fiscal responsibility, and awareness are fundamental to all our Library functions, collections, services, and initiatives.


Core Services

SPACES: Meet • Relax • Create • Work • Play • Discover

PROGRAMS: Experiences • Learning • Connecting • Entertainment

COMMUNITY: Partnerships • Support • Advocacy • Enrichment

RESOURCES: Collections • Services • Staff

Service Initiatives


  • Be a trusted leader in promoting information literacy
  • Make it easier to discover and register for programs
  • Increase focus on drop-in and pop-up programs


  • Continue to maintain the physical space to meet community standards
  • Evaluate spaces to respond to and anticipate community needs
  • Think creatively to reimagine spaces


  • Expand alternative collections
  • Invest in our Library team members to provide exceptional service
  • Ensure access to a wide variety of resources and services
  • Encourage a love of reading and curiosity


  • Cultivate partnerships with local organizations
  • Be a presence in the community outside the building
  • Advocate access for all
  • Be a good neighbor


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