Manchester, Connecticut

Mission Statement and Roles

MISSION STATEMENT :

The Manchester Public Library provides books and other materials and services desired by community members in order to meet their needs for information, creative use of leisure time, and life-long education.   The library emphasizes individual service, especially to children, and serves as a focal point for interaction among the diverse residents of the community.

ROLES:

Primary Role #1:  Services to Children
The library encourages youngsters from pre-school to high school to develop independent intellectual growth and a lifetime love of reading, and especially encourages young children to develop an interest in reading and learning through services for those children and for parents and children together.

Primary Role #2:  Popular Materials Library
The library features current, high-demand, high-interest materials in a variety of formats for persons of all ages.

Secondary Role #1:  Reference Library
The library actively provides timely, accurate, and useful information for community residents and, as much as possible, for other users.

Reviewed 2015, Library Board of Trustees