Mission and Policies

Mission and Policies

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

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.

General Policies

Collection Development Policy

Internet Use Policy

Minuteman Library Network Card Registration & Digital Collection Policy

Photography Policy

Youth Services

Children’s Collection Development Policy

Computer Use in YS Department

Teen Services Collection Development Policy

Unattended Child Policy