Guiding Principles


We respect:

  • Individual differences
  • Cultural diversity
  • Differing economic backgrounds
  • Privacy for patrons

We believe in:

  • Accountability for management of public funds
  • Accessibility of public records
  • The statement of Intellectual Freedom
  • Collaboration of partnerships with other organizations and volunteer groups


The Bowden Public Library will serve the community as an information and popular materials library for people of all ages, promoting learning, literacy, connection and communication through programs and services that are convenient, affordable, accessible and of high quality.

    Plan of Service

    Your Privacy

    The Bowden Public 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. Bowden Public 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.