The Library exists first and foremost to serve the public by providing recreational and educational materials,
supplemented by an active schedule of programs and exhibits.
In suburban areas such as the North Shore, which often lack a community focal point, the Library can serve
as a much needed center of activity and provide a cohesive element for the residents. To achieve this, the Library
must serve all members of the community from the youngest to the oldest, make a continual effort to keep the
community informed of its services and activities, and attract new users.
The Library Board and staff should be alert and responsive to the needs of the community at large, cooperating with other community organizations and giving consideration to the desires of individual community members.