Manchester, Connecticut

Mission Statement and Roles


The Manchester Public Library strives to support the needs of community members for information, creative use of leisure time, and continuing life-long learning by providing to the public books
and other materials in various formats, services, and programs. The library emphasizes individual service to people of all ages, and especially to children, and serves as a focal point for interaction among diverse community residents of all ages.


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.

Adopted 6/1996; Revisions April 1998; September 2005; September 2015