STPL Youth Services Mission Statement


The mission of St. Tammany Parish Library Youth Services Departments is to serve the diverse needs of the parish’s youth population from newborns to age 18. To accomplish this mission effectively, we will:

  • Provide informational, recreational and academic materials, services and programs to youth, their parents and care givers, and to individuals and organizations that have an interest in youth;
  • Establish and maintain contacts with schools and other agencies that serve youth to promote and enhance service to youth;
  • Provide children and teen friendly environment staffed with creative, caring and well-trained staff who advocate and mediate on behalf of youth;
  • Foster a love of reading and lifelong learning in an endeavor to develop lifelong library users;
  • Encourage the development of skills for finding, evaluating and using information effectively;
  • Promote the Library in the community;
  • Offer a broad and relevant collection of print and nonprint materials along with emerging technologies to meet the changing developmental needs of young people.
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