I. The Ascension Parish Library was established for the purpose of making available to all citizens of the parish books and other library materials for education, information and recreation. The Library strives to maintain a program of service to locate information, guide reading, and promote the most effective use of these materials. (Adopted by the Board Jan 15, 1964)
II. The aim of the Ascension Parish Library is service to all people. This encompasses individuals and groups of every age, education, philosophy, occupation, economic level, ethnic origin, and human condition.
Fulfilling the educational, informational, and recreational needs of these people is the broad purpose of the Ascension Parish Library.
More specifically the Library helps people to adapt to change in all areas, to educate themselves continually, to become better members of their family and community, to become socially and politically aware, to be more capable in their occupations, to develop their creative abilities and spiritual capacities, to appreciate and enjoy literature and art, to contribute to the overall expanse of knowledge, and to stimulate their own personal and social well-being. (Adopted by the Board July 11, 1973)