The Charlotte and William Bloomberg Medford Public Library serves the community by promoting reading, supporting the informational and recreational needs of its users, maintaining a responsible and comprehensive collection in all formats, collaborating with community groups and organizations, and welcoming patrons of all ages, abilities, and cultures.
The Public Library is the heart of a community, existing to serve everyone from birth to the end of their days. The Library should be a place for reading, learning, innovation, and discovery. The Library should be a place to ask questions, express opinions, start dialog, ask for help, and find answers. A library should answer questions and provide what is needed without judgement or prejudice. A library should move forward as fast as the world moves, but should always keep hold of the complexity and the heritage of our past. A library should encourage pleasure in reading, learning, listening, watching, creating, and innovating. Most of all a Library should connect people with the world, with ideas, with services, and with each other.