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Mission Statement


The Cranston Public Library brings people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and strengthen the community.


  • Library services that are known and valued by the community, resulting in broad use by the public
  • An engaging cultural and lifelong learning center for the community
  • Services and collections that are readily accessible and easy to use and that are relevant to community needs
  • An enthusiastic, well-trained and highly capable staff that works well together to provide quality service to all library users
  • Facilities that are inviting and well maintained
  • Technology that expands and enhances service
  • Timely and accurate information that informs and empowers the public
  • Defense of intellectual freedom and the confidentiality of each individual's use of the library
  • A close working relationship with other libraries, community agencies and organizations that fosters cooperation, making the most efficient and effective use of taxpayer resources
  • A variety of early childhood programs that bring families together and foster a love of reading
  • A relevant collection of print and non-print materials that meet the developmental needs of Cranston’s youth
  • Collaboration and support for parents and teachers as schools adopt the Common Core state standards
  • Programs for preteens and teens
  • The annual Summer Reading program which focuses on making reading and literacy-related programs fun and accessible for children of all ages to help avoid summer reading loss
Approved by the Board of Trustees on February 12, 2014