New Canaan Library's Mission

 

Enrich the town's intellectual and cultural life by providing free and convenient access to information, fostering lifelong learning, and encouraging the exchange of ideas.

 

The Library's Vision:

 

  • New Canaan Library's vision is to be the cornerstone of our community's intellectual and cultural life by:
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  • Providing free and convenient access to literature and information in its many formats, and serving as a forum for the exchange of ideas;
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  • Presenting stimulating and diverse cultural events, including music, visual arts, author visits, performing arts and film;
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  • Offering superior service in a welcoming, intellectually enriching and accessible environment;
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  • Engaging every segment of the community – all ages, interests, needs and learning styles;
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  • Respecting and valuing the contributions of staff, volunteers and donors;
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  • Embracing technology that delivers cutting-edge resources for the 21 st century; and by
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  • Managing this vital town asset in a fiscally responsible, flexible and environmentally sensitive way to ensure we meet the evolving needs and interests of our patrons while building on a tradition of respect for and enhancement of the mind, the spirit, and the community.

 

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