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

Bawlf Public Library Plan of Service 2019-2023



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.