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The Library's Mission

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

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 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 
  • Tools and programs that provide equitable access to new technology and support a growing workforce 
  • 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

 Approved by the Board of Trustees on September 20, 2021

Board of Trustees

The Cranston Public Library is governed by a seven member board of trustees appointed by the Cranston City Council. Board members serve staggered three year terms. Meetings are open to the public.  Send correspondence to members of the Board care of the Cranston Public Library, 140 Sockanosset Cross Road, Cranston, RI 02920.

Board Members

Jack Tregar, Chair Diane Schaefer
Regina Spirito, Vice Chair Mary Ann Slocomb
Michael Goldberg  Larry Orlando Warner
Dr. Taino Palermo  


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