Guiding Principles


Bawlf Public Library tells a story.
It provides an experience shaped by imagination and possibility.
It celebrates lifelong learning, the joy of reading and community spirit.
It preserves the past and inspires future successes, while enriching the cultural, educational and economic well-being of the community.
Bawlf Public Library welcomes everyone.


Bawlf Public Library is a warm, friendly gathering place, where residents can access a vast array of ideas, knowledge and information, while pursuing lifelong learning, the joy of reading and community spirit.

    Plan of Service




    Acting honestly and truthfully



    Having regard for yourself and others



    Being responsible for our actions



    Thinking and acting beyond today


    Excellence in Service

    Going above and beyond to meet the needs of patrons


    Intellectual Freedom

    Encouraging the exchange of information and ideas


    Community Focus

    Connecting people to each other and to the community



    Willing to learn and take risks to serve our patrons better



    Providing a nurturing environment with fellowship and laughter



    Your Privacy

    The David Knipe Memorial Library is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to its website. In accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), and with our policy on the Confidentiality of Users’ Records, your personal information will not be collected on this website unless you choose to use online products and services that require it. Your personal information will then only be used to provide you with the library services that you select, and for no other purpose. David Knipe Memorial Library does not track the websites you visit when using library computers.

    We use Google Analytics to see how library websites are being used. The data retrieved from Google Analytics is anonymous; we are not able to connect it with specific users. For people who prefer to disable Google Analytics tracking of their web use, Google provides a browser add-on that automatically prevents information from being sent to Google Analytics. Follow the link to find out more about this add-on.