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NPSL will provide the best library services in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible by: -Promote reading, reading readiness programs and cooperative literacy programs. - Offer the opportunity for self-development to people of all ages and all stages of education. - Recognize that knowledge, information, and entertainment are presented in many formats such as printed word, audio, video recordings, and computerized databases. - Provide reference and genealogical specialized resources to sustain, and to preserve the heritage of Waxahachie and Ellis County. - Support the educational, civic, and cultural activities of individuals, organizations, and groups in the community. - Maintain collections of resources which reflect the present, past, and a vision for the future. - Promote and preserving those materials which chronicle the life and culture of the citizens of Waxahachie. - Make library materials available to all library card holders.
Nicholas P. Sims Library is a nonprofit organization that operates as a public library. It has served the communities of Waxahachie, and Ellis County, TX since it opened in 1905. in 2017, NPSL became a part of the Family Place Libraries network. The library offers programs for infants, children, teens, and adults. Services include offering educational classes, enjoyable programs, reading material, audio and visual materials, access to information sources, and connections to community resources.