Mission Statement

The Bedford Public Library System provides equal access to library materials, information, and services relevant to the community for the purposes of learning and enjoyment in the areas of personal, professional, and educational needs. To fulfill its mission, the library system employs a knowledgeable staff committed to excellent public service.

Vision Statement

The Bedford Public Library System will:

continue to serve the community by offering a broad range of services designed to foster the love of reading;

be the essential contact for all Bedford County residents, agencies and businesses in need of information;

serve as a gateway to a dynamic global network of information resources;

strive to locate and deliver information and resources efficiently, accurately and in a format requested by our customers; and

provide excellent customer service by a trained and committed staff.

BPLS Vision


Staff - Find out how to contact us
Foundation - Help support the library
Working at the library - Employment and volunteer opportunities


Board of Trustees - Members, meeting dates and minutes
Policies - On conduct, collection development and more

News & Awards

Awards - Local, regional and national awards
News - Featured programs and events

History of the Bedford Public Library System

Circa 1903
Bedford Library in 1903
Circa 1941
Bedford Library in 1941

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