Mission Statement

(and By-Laws)    

  • The Mary J. Barnett Memorial Library's mission is to provide equal access to all informational, recreational, and cultural resources for the citizens of Guthrie Center and surrounding rural areas through available print, audio/visual, and electronic information sources.  The Library serves to promote reading, be a support center for all levels of education, provide a center for community information, and make available popular materials, in various formats.

  • Providing technology will give all patrons quick access to reliable and current information, training, classes, and resources for all phases of learning. 

  • The "Library Laws of Iowa" publication issued by the State Library Commission of Iowa will be followed in all questions of law pertaining to the state.  The City Code of Guthrie Center will be followed for local laws. 


Updated Dec. 2018