Meet the US public library partners in the Community Webs program
The Mission of the Alamogordo Public Library is to provide educational, informational, and recreational resources in print and non-print formats to all residents of all ages, and socioeconomic backgrounds in order that they might have equal access to information representing all points of view.
In bringing alive the past, the Amelia Island Museum of History preserves, protects, and promotes the unique history of Amelia Island and its surrounding area for a diverse community of residents, researchers, and visitors.
ART | library deco! An online African American virtual art library, archiving the visual experience of art, literature, and history through the eyes of artists and institutions in the United States and abroad.
The mission of the Asbury Park Public Library is to provide quality, cost-effective services, and lifelong learning opportunities, through books and a variety of other formats, to meet the informational, educational, cultural and recreational needs and interests of its diverse population.
The mission of the Athens-Clarke County Libraries is to provide information and resources which address the needs of the community, foster enjoyment and a love of reading, and provide a repository of the history and culture of Athens-Clarke County.
Bartholomew County Public Library is the community crossroads- connecting people, ideas, information, and experiences to empower everyone on their journey of lifelong learning.
The Bedford Public Library System of Bedford County, Virginia, provides equal access to library materials, information, and services relevant to the community for the purposes of learning and enjoyment in the areas of personal, professional, and educational needs. To fulfill its mission, the library system employs a knowledgeable staff committed to excellent public service." A link to the most current strategic plan is here: https://www.bplsonline.org/about/mission/
The mission of the Belen Public Library and Harvey House Museum is to provide a welcoming, friendly environment where all patrons have rapid access to information and resources, including resources and interpretation about the history of Belen, New Mexico and the southwestern railroad system.
Biblioteca Municipal Aurea M. Pérez is a learning community that serves citizens of all ages in the urban and rural setting.
The mission of the Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality experience to our community for lifelong learning, cultural enrichment and enjoyment.
Brooklyn Public Library’s Brooklyn Collection documents the history of Brooklyn from pre-colonial times to the present. A unique resource for the study of Brooklyn’s social and cultural history, the Brooklyn Collection is a distinct division of Central Library, and is BPL’s only collection of archival and rare book material.
The Vision of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library is to be deeply rooted in the community: promoting partnerships, fostering the development of a literate and informed citizenry through free and equal access to cultural, intellectual, recreational and informational resources, planning for the future, and making the most effective use of taxpayer funding
Carbondale Public Library provides resources and services to support the educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs of its community.
The Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Libraries Association is one of the largest nonprofit library associations in the United States. The libraries are members of WCCLS (Washington County Cooperative Library Services), which serves the second-most populous county in Oregon. The libraries' mission is to provide an open door to the joy of reading, lifelong learning and personal enrichment, with an emphasis on the literacy development of children. The libraries are committed to support the values of intellectual freedom and open access to information; literacy, life-long learning and personal growth for all; and support diversity in our evolving community.
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's mission is to improve lives and build a stronger community. In support of our mission, the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room (the special collections and archive department), jumped at the opportunity to build a community web archive. This project will broaden our local history collection to include more diverse voices and new media. A rapidly growing community demands new types of content and methods of delivery to keep up with its changing needs, which is the driving force in innovating our digital services and strategies.
Since 1873, Chicago Public Library has encouraged lifelong learning by welcoming all people and offering equal access to information, entertainment and knowledge through innovative services and programs, as well as cutting-edge technology. Through its 81 locations, the Library provides free access to a rich collection of materials, both physical and digital, and presents the highest quality author discussions, exhibits and programs for children, teens and adults.
The City Archives & Special Collections is a reference department of the New Orleans Public Library, specializing in the study of the culture and people of New Orleans, Louisiana, and the Gulf Coast. We are the official repository for the municipal records of the City of New Orleans, home to a robust Genealogy Collection, and feature collection materials including rare books, manuscripts, postcards, photographs, maps, and ephemera. The mission of the City Archives & Special Collections is to ensure access, protection, and preservation of the materials in its care, and to support the New Orleans Public Library's mission of Transforming Lives, Enriching Neighborhoods, and Preserving History.
Cleveland Public Library will be the driving force behind a powerful culture of learning that will inspire Clevelanders from all walks of life to continually learn, share and seek out new knowledge in ways that are beneficial to themselves, their community and the world.
Since 1873, CML has kept a promise to the citizens of Franklin County to be the place to inspire reading, share resources and connect people, with a vision of a thriving community where wisdom prevails. With millions of books, eBooks, digital products and tools; welcoming community spaces; friendly and knowledgeable staff – and an open to all philosophy – CML’s 23 locations are the cornerstones of the communities they serve.
The Dayton Metro Library's mission is to inform, inspire and enrich our community.
The District of Columbia Public Library is a vibrant center of activity for residents and visitors in the nation’s capital. The library provides environments that invite reading, learning and community discussion and equips people to learn all their lives, to embrace diversity and to build a thriving city.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Library is a community service organization that connects our citizens with information, resources, materials, technology, and experiences in order to make a positive difference in their lives.
Elba Public Library is located in the small town of Elba, Alabama. Elba has a population of less than 4,000 people. It is the mission of the Elba Public Library to assure excellent library and information services for all the residents of Elba and Coffee County to fulfill their informational, educational, occupational, cultural, and recreational needs. Our library connects people with information, ideas and experiences to provide enjoyment, enrich lives and strengthen our community. Our library strives to be ‚ÄúKeys to the Past and a Gateway to the Future‚Äù.
The Essex Library Association has been a vital community institution since 1889. The Library's mission is to serve as the community's center for lifelong learning and cultural enrichment. Citizens of all ages are invited to use the Library's services and facilities as they engage in their individual and collective lifelong learning endeavors.
The Everett Public Library connects the community and all its members to resources and services that inform, educate, and entertain. We provide open access to lifelong learning. We embrace the future while preserving the past.
Forbes Library, the public library for Northampton, Massachusetts, provides a wide range of information, materials and services to all of the people of Northampton and Massachusetts.
Leading in lifelong learning through community engagement, innovative programs and inclusion is the mission of Forsyth County Public Library.
The Grand Rapids Public Library is our community’s foremost source for information, viewpoints, resources, and programs. We are free, welcoming, flexible, and empowering. We inspire the public’s trust through strong library service, transparent accountability, sound financial stewardship, and sustained productive partnerships.
Hartford Public Library provides free resources that inspire reading, guide learning, and encourage individual exploration. The library's Hartford History Center collects, preserves, and makes available materials and information relating to the history, literature, and culture of Hartford, Connecticut.
As trustees, administration, and staff of Henderson Libraries, we endeavor to accomplish the library district’s mission through our commitment to each of these essential and equally important core values: Patron Focus, Respect for People, Equitable Service, Freedom of Information, Quality, Integrity, Free Basic Services, Promotion of Services, Freedom to Read, Patron Privacy, Stewardship of Community Resources.
Hennepin County Library serves Minneapolis and Hennepin County, Minnesota. Special Collections, located at Minneapolis Central Library, houses several in-depth collections containing unique and historic materials on a variety of topics, including the Minneapolis and Hennepin County Collection of local history
The mission of the Heritage Public Library is to promote the development of independent, self-confident, and literate citizens through the provision of open access to cultural, intellectual, and informational resources.
Howell Carnegie District Library serves the area around Howell, MI. We also house the Howell Area Archives which contain historical information for Livingston County.
This is the public's library. We empower individuals to create their own futures, explore the universe of ideas, and connect with our community and the world.
The James Blackstone Memorial Library provides essential access to information, resources and unique shared experiences to help ensure Branford is an educated and enriched community.
The Jefferson Parish Library is a public library system consisting of 16 libraries that serve Jefferson Parish. The mission a the Jefferson Parish Library is to provide the highest quality library service to our citizens and to supply the tools needed for information, enrichment and enjoyment. The vision of the Jefferson Parish Library is to make a positive difference in our community and to keep our citizens moving toward the future with the knowledge and skills needed for the next century.
The Jefferson-Madison Regional Library serves the central Virginia counties of Albemarle, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson, and the City of Charlottesville. JMRL fosters personal growth and life-long learning for all by connecting people with ideas, information, and each other.
Serving the second largest city in New Jersey and located on the Hudson River across from lower Manhattan, the Jersey City Free Public Library system consists of Priscilla Gardner Main Library, Branches & Bookmobile to provide access to a diversified collection of 400,000+ pieces of printed, audiovisual, and electronic resources that addresses the needs of the truly multicultural clientele of the city's 240,055 population.
The Kansas City Public Library system consists of a central library, nine physical branches, a digital branch, and an outreach services program serving a constituency of over 250,000 in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to providing library services to residents, the Library also serves as a resource for the 1.7 million metropolitan residents of greater Kansas City.
The LA County Library was established in 1912 under authority of the County Free Library Act. The Library is a special fund department operating under the authority of the County Board of Supervisors. Today it is one of the major libraries of our nation, and provides library service to over 3.5 million residents living in unincorporated areas and to residents of 49 of the 88 incorporated cities of Los Angeles County.
Laramie County Library System's mission is to serve the people of Laramie County by encouraging and supporting lifelong learning and adventure. With branches in Cheyenne, Pine Bluffs, and Burns, and a bookmobile for the most rural communities, Laramie County Library System is continually expanding access to free resources, materials, services, events and more in order to provide opportunities that empower everyone to reach their full potential.
Lawrence Public Library's mission statement is "Imagine more: a place to learn, connect, create, and grow."
The freedom to pursue knowledge is a foundation of our democracy. The Lawrence Free Public Library, an essential public institution, strives to serve as an accessible and responsive information and literary center for all residents of the Lawrence community. Through its evolving collection of materials and an abiding concern for its customers, the Library exists to preserve the free development and expression of ideas essential for an informed citizenry.
The Los Angeles Public Library provides free and easy access to information, ideas, books, and technology that enrich, educate, and empower every individual in our city's diverse communities. The Digitization & Special Collections Department strives to bring the history and unheard stories of Los Angeles to life by arranging, preserving, providing access to, stimulating appreciation for, and advancing knowledge of the rare and unique collections that support LA's diverse communities.
Our daily mission is to be the community’s gathering place, encouraging reading, learning, and exploring new ideas. Likewise, we strive to show the Library as an indispensable resource to help Lyon County citizens and communities succeed in a constantly changing world, regardless of their paths or goals.
The Metropolitan Library System is a public library system consisting of 19 libraries that serves Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. Our mission is to be the community's hub for critical thinking, creative problem-solving, and lifelong enrichment.
The Lucretia Little History Room in the Mill Valley Public Library is dedicated to illuminating the unique and vibrant history of Mill Valley and making this history accessible to people of all ages and interests. We accomplish this by collecting, preserving, and promoting materials of enduring value pertaining to people, places, and events associated with Mill Valley and a few select nearby areas, such as Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods, that are an essential part of Mill Valley's historic heritage.
Missoula Public Library welcomes all people in pursuit of their freedom to read, learn, and discover. We shall act as a leader in library services. We will provide cultural, recreational, and educational programs and materials, including new advancements as they become available.
The mission of the New Brunswick Free Public Library is providing educational, informational, cultural and recreational resources and services to all the diverse people in New Brunswick. The library provides access to the universe of information, and especially that which is of immediate relevance and interest to the community.
Our mission is to provide equal access to information and knowledge so that people of all ages may seek education, social and cultural growth.The Newark Public Library encourages the free flow of ideas so that citizens may make informed choices about their personal lives, activities, and government. By means of collection and organization of materials, and programs of interest, the Newark Public Library seeks to educate, inform, enrich and entertain the citizens of the Newark Community. The Library serves all people without regard for age, sex, religious or ethnic background, political affiliation, educational ability or economic status.
The mission of the Niagara Falls Public Library is to strengthen our community through lifelong learning with access to varied collections, programs, and assistance with digital literacy.
The Patagonia Public Library, an independent Town library, offers more than just books. Working closely with the Friends of the Patagonia Library and community partners, we strive to fulfill the informational, cultural and social requests of our extended community of library users.
The Plainfield Library's Mission is: Educate-Captivate-Connect.
The Pollard Memorial Library is a vibrant community hub and Lowell’s gateway to knowledge, meeting the information needs and enriching the quality of life in our community. The mission of the library is to provide diverse collections, state of the art technology, appealing programs and services to Lowell’s diverse population in a safe and welcoming environment.
The Pueblo City-County Library District serves the communities of Pueblo County, Southern Colorado, and beyond by offering welcoming, well equipped and maintained facilities, outstanding collections, and well-trained employees who provide expert service encouraging the joy of reading, supporting lifelong learning and presenting access to information from around the world.
The Queens Library serves 2.3 million people from 62 locations plus seven Adult Learning Centers and two Family Literacy Centers. It circulates among the highest numbers of books and other library materials in the country.
The Rochester Public Library is a system of eleven libraries (the Central Library downtown and ten urban neighborhood branches). Our libraries foster life-long learning, personal enrichment, and prosperous communities.
The San Diego Public Library is a popular destination that connects our diverse community to free educational and cultural resources that will enrich their lives. With 6.6 million visitors, the Library is the largest cultural institution in San Diego that offers FREE programming.
The San Francisco Public Library system is dedicated to free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent learning, and the joys of reading for our diverse community. The Government Information Center provides free access to United States, California, San Francisco, and Bay Area regional agency government documents, and to materials on public policy, political science, public administration, and the law.
The Santa Cruz Public Libraries (SCPL) system delivers information, education, enrichment, and
inspiration through a network of 10 neighborhood library branches, a web-based digital library, a Bookmobile and community-based programs.
Our Vision: Transform Lives and Strengthen Communities
Our Mission: Connect, Inspire, Inform
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located in Harlem, New York, is a research unit of The New York Public Library system. It is recognized as one of the leading institutions focusing exclusively on African-American, African Diaspora, and African experiences.
The Sonoma County Library was formed in 1975 through a Joint Powers Agreement signed by representatives of the cities of Healdsburg, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, and Sonoma as well as the County of Sonoma. Today, our county-wide library system serves approximately 495,000 residents in the cities, towns and communities of Cloverdale, Cotati, Guerneville, Healdsburg, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Sonoma and Windsor. Through library services and programs at our 14 locations, online, and through targeted outreach, we embrace our mission to bring information, ideas, and people together to build a stronger community.
The South Pasadena Public Library serves as a welcoming gathering place in our community to build connections, support creativity, and encourage learning.
The State Library of Pennsylvania was created in 1745 to support the needs of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Its mission has grown to collecting the history of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through print and digital media that reflects the diverse populations throughout the state.
The mission of the Tangipahoa Parish Library is to provide all members of the community with resources and programs to fulfill their informational, educational, recreational and cultural needs.
The African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) fosters an appreciation for the contributions of persons of African and Caribbean descent. Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, this 60,000-square-foot public library houses a Special Collections that contains upwards of 85,000 items, including rare books, artifacts, artwork, manuscripts and irreplaceable reference material. AARLCC is flagship library within the Broward County Library System.
Since it first opened its doors at the end of the 19th century, The Ferguson Library has been the heart of the Stamford community, a place of learning and education, a gathering place where people could meet and exchange ideas.The Ferguson now serves nearly a million visitors each year, and countless others access our online services. But our core values haven't changed. The commitment to supporting lifelong learning, and providing free and equal access to information, ideas, books and technology to educate, engage and enrich the Stamford community.
The Three Rivers Library, located in Channahon, IL with a Branch Library in Minooka, IL, provides information, education, and recreation through a variety of programs, technology, and services in an engaging environment to all members of the community. Our vision is to enrich, educate, entertain and evolve.
The Toledo Lucas County Public Library exists to Engage all of our communities, inspire lifelong learning, and provide universal access to a broad range of information, ideas, and entertainment.
The Champaign County Historical Archives at The Urbana Free Library maintains a research-level collection on the history and genealogy of Champaign County and its residents.
Virginia Beach Public Library meets the lifelong needs of our diverse community by providing access to quality resources, engaging programs and welcoming spaces.
The Waltham Public Library provides the city's multi-ethnic, economically diverse population with popular informational, recreational and educational library resources, and services. The library staff selects materials in a variety of formats to meet known and anticipated demand, strives to make the community aware of library services and materials, and endeavors to make those resources accessible to all with friendliness and efficiency.
The Watsonville Public Library provides a variety of information, materials, and services in a welcoming place where people come to gather, learn, and celebrate our multi-cultural community.
Welcoming all, the West Hartford Public Library brings people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and strengthen our diverse community. All people in West Hartford will have the opportunity to use the Public Library to empower themselves to reach their potential, to pursue life-long learning, and to access ideas and information freely in order to enrich the cultural, social and economic vitality of our town.
Since 1929, the West Virginia Library Commission has assisted public libraries in developing a culture that values reading, education, and freedom of access to information. By providing access to numerous resources, services and programs, every West Virginia library is a place to Explore, Discover, Create! The Library Commission aims to provide West Virginians access to information needed to be informed, productive citizens; enhancing the service capacity of public, academic, and school libraries, and meeting the needs of West Virginians with disabilities.
The Westborough Public Library is a comfortable and welcoming place where people of all ages and cultures come together, in person or online, to experience the joy of reading, express their creativity, satisfy their curiosity, and create and share content. The library is the hub of the community and sustains itself through excellent customer service, careful stewardship of financial and physical resources, and attention to evolving needs of the community.
The Denver Public Library connects people with information, ideas and experiences to provide enjoyment, enrich lives and strengthen our community.
The mission of the William B. Harlan Memorial Library is to provide citizens with access to information to enhance personal growth, to create an understanding of cultural and social issues in the world community, and to satisfy recreational and leisure reading experiences. The library also provides citizens with an environment to interact with others and to participate in community activities and events."
The Worcester Public Library serves as a gathering place that actively promotes the free exchange of ideas in our democratic society. The Library makes information and services available to all people while fostering intellectual freedom, protecting privacy, encouraging personal growth and enrichment, and celebrating our diverse community heritage.
Working at the intersections of history. libraries, and archives, Your Heritage Matters (YHM) helps individuals and organizations document and preserve cultural heritage traditions.