Our Mission

The Library’s Mission
The Cranston Public Library brings people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and strengthen the community.
 
The Library’s Values
We strive to provide:
 
● 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 is
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