Vision Statement: The Blair County Library System will become the most innovative federated system in the Commonwealth.

Mission Statement   The Blair County Library System provides guidance to ensure stability and a foundation for growth in library services across eight libraries in Blair County.


  • Innovation: BCLS values the process and products of introducing new ideas, devices and methods for the provision of library services in Blair County.
  • Continuity: BCLS values providing consistent library services to all the residents of Blair County through its 8 service outlets.
  • Access: BCLS provides its constituents (libraries and library users) with information that is distributed in an equitable and accessible manner by removing as many barriers to service as possible.
  • Leadership: BCLS values role-modeling all the behaviors and values it espouses by providing excellent service to its member libraries.

Updated August 2023.