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About the Library

Beaumont Library District appreciates the generous contributions from Laura May Stewart Trust, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, California State Library's Info People Project, and Beaumont Library District Friends of the Library which make these resources possible.

Beaumont Library District is a member of the Inland Library System.

Library Board

The Library Board meets on the last Tuesday of the month a t 6:30pm.  Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting held in the Laura May Stewart Multipurpose Room.

Board Members:

Agenda for Beaumont Library board

BRIEF HISTORY

The District was established in August 1911 and the Carnegie funded building was opened in 1914. An addition was built in 1966. A community room was added in 1981. You can find a current floorplan of the library here. The library holdings are 56,745 volumes. 14,490 registered borrowers utilize the collections. Currently, the District provides library services to residents of the city of Beaumont, parts of the city of Banning, the unincorporated Cherry Valley, and unincorporated areas of Riverside County, all of which lie within the District boundaries.

VISION STATEMENT

The Beaumont Library District is committed to providing a friendly and approachable environment that encourages people toward community involvement through acting as a partner, an educator, a resource and guide upon which the public, businesses, educators and government can rely for accurate, timely information, lifelong learning opportunities, recreational needs, intellectual stimulation, and cultural enrichment. The Library District will strive to be a source of community pride and will enrich the lives of residents of all ages by providing bridges to knowledge, culture and leisure; by instilling the love of reading and the joy of learning; by promoting full and equal access to information and ideas; and by responding to its changing environment, especially in the areas of demographics, emerging technologies, and space and resource needs.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Beaumont Library District gives residents of all ages the means to continue to learn throughout their lives; to meet their recreational reading interests; to find, evaluate and use information in a variety of formats; to get answers to their questions. We are committed to efficient and effective library services. Special emphasis is placed on providing current, popular materials; encouraging the youngest children to develop an interest in reading; providing timely, accurate and useful information to residents of the District; and providing a community gathering place.

GOALS

People of all ages in the Beaumont Library District's community will have the resources and services to pursue their personal, recreational, business, career and lifelong learning goals.

Service Response: Current Topics and Titles - General Information

Library District residents will benefit from a dynamic library environment that provides a community gathering place, brings people together at community events, and encourages people to develop both a sense of community and involvement in the community.

Service Response: Commons

Children and families in the Beaumont Library District will be encouraged to participate in activities which enhance basic literacy skills that build the ability to learn to read and write and prepare them to fully participate in a literate community.

Service Response: Basic Literacy