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Vision, Mission and Long Range Plan

Vision Statement

Our patrons are inspired about the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library because they know that it is a dynamic and welcoming destination, and a portal to a commonwealth of information, creative programs, leading-edge technology, and materials to satisfy every curiosity. 

We believe all questions and requests are important and we strive for excellence in the quality of answers we offer.  We listen to our patrons, surprise them with superior service, and embrace change when it will improve our library.

We develop community partnerships that minimize duplication of efforts and strengthen our library as a valuable resource to every member of our two towns.

We promote the joy of reading and the value of lifelong learning to all.

Mission Statement

The Hamilton-Wenham Public Library is a publicly-funded institution dedicated to the common good by serving the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs of the community and encouraging its patrons in the lifelong pursuit of learning and personal growth.  The library will be responsive to the needs of its diverse users, advocate and support the use of appropriate technology, build an excellent collection, commit itself to the highest ideals of library service and the principles of intellectual freedom, and provide a welcoming meeting place for the community.

Approved by the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library Board of Trustees
June 9, 2005

Long Range Plan

The Hamilton-Wenham Public Library Long-Range Plan was accepted by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners in 2010.
It serves as a guide for planning library services for the next five years. The Hamilton-Wenham Public Library is eligible to apply for Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants.

Long Range Plan (PDF Document)

Action Plan for FY 2015 (PDF Document)


Modified 2/10/2014