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The mission of the Elmhurst Public Library is to enrich life by “providing opportunities to connect, create and explore.”? In accordance with these principles, we cannot condone or endure that which divides people, denies them the resources to create, or prevents them from exploring this world without fear.? We, the Board of Directors of the Elmhurst Public Library, strongly support the statement in response to recent events made by the Library Director and Staff.? We stand in solidarity with all who denounce racism, violence, and inequity. – EPL Board of Directors

During these difficult times, we’ve paused to reflect on our institutional values. At Elmhurst Public Library we refer to our mission to reaffirm our place as an organization that supports the community in Elmhurst and, in the larger sense, as a public entity that commits to equitable access for all. We support equality in all its forms and denounce racism. – Mary Beth Harper, Library Director, and EPL Staff


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