Mission, Vision & Values


To connect the community, inspire innovation, & encourage curiosity. 


Grand Forks Public_ is a playground for curious minds.

We help people discover dreams, grow ideas, & change lives.

Core Values

Compassion & Connection:

  • We strive to take care of our patrons & each other.
  • We warmly welcome all & treat everyone with respect.
  • We connect people to ideas, possibilities, & our community.
  • We spread kindness throughout the GFP_ experience.

Inspiration & Innovation:

  • We challenge the norm & invite solutions through bold thinking.
  • We serve as a catalyst for innovation & idea generation.
  • We encourage people to overcome barriers & drive change.
  • We believe our community is our inspiration & our reason for being.

Discovery & Curiosity:

  • We inspire lifelong adventure, exploration, & growth.
  • We spark curiosity by providing access to fresh materials & resources.
  • We explore stories & play with ideas.
  • We infuse fun into everything we do.