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Westchester Public Library Mission

It is the mission of the Westchester Public Library to be a dynamic library providing free and unprejudiced access to knowledge and information to improve the quality of life, learning, and the economy of the community.

Westchester Public Library Vision

It is the vision of the Westchester Public Library that the citizens of the library district receive the education, instruction and social support they need to be able to compete and succeed in the modern world.

Westchester Public Library Values

  • We defend the constitutional rights of all individuals to access and use Library resources and services.

  • We respect each person who uses the Library and each employee of the Library.

  • We value diversity.

  • We respect the privacy of every individual who uses the Library.

  • We value friendly, knowledgeable service and will work to meet the expectations of our users.

  • We value effective communication between Library staff and our users.

  • We value personal initiative, creativity, problem solving, enthusiasm, responsible risk-taking, planning for future needs, and the effective use of technology.

  • We value using taxpayer dollars effectively and seek to improve productivity.

  • We value the worth of other community groups and organizations.

  • We will work to manage the community resources entrusted to the Library in an ethical and responsible manner.


Thomas Branch (Main)

200 W. Indiana Avenue Chesterton, IN 46304 (219) 926-7696 Mon-Thurs 9am-8pm Friday 9am-6pm Saturday 9am-5pm Sunday Closed

Hageman Branch

100 Francis Street Porter, IN 46304 (219) 926-9080 Mon-Fri 9am-6pm Saturday 1-5pm Sunday Closed

Westchester Township History Museum