Mission of the Vaughn Public Library:
The Vaughn Public Library is the gathering place of the Chequamegon Bay area providing access to information, resources & community (2016).
The Vaughn Public Library enriches the lives of community members by providing opportunities to connect, discover, play & grow.
Values: The Vaughn Public Library team is guided by these values:
ensuring fair & equal access to diverse information
promoting life-long learning
delivering innovative programs, materials & technology
fostering the passion of knowledge and personal growth
providing outstanding public service
The Vaughn Public Library (VPL) is located in Ashland, Wisconsin on the corner of Vaughn Avenue and West Main Street. The city of Ashland is located on the shores of the Chequamegon Bay on the largest fresh water lake in the world, Lake Superior.
VPL serves a local population of 8,500 and a service population of approximately 16,000. The collection includes popular books, magazines, newspapers, videos on VHS, DVD & Blu-ray, audiobooks on cassette, CD & MP3-CD and music CD's.
The Vaughn Public Library is established under Chapter 43 of the Wisconsin Statutes as a municipal library and it is governed by the Vaughn Public Library Board. The Friends of the Vaughn and the Vaughn Public Library Foundation provide additional funding and programming support for VPL.
VPL is a member of the Merlin Consortium, along with more than two dozen libraries in Northern Wisconsin serviced by Northern Waters Library Service (NWLS).