The Fanwood Memorial Library fosters the joy of reading, the spirit of exploration, and the opportunity
for personal transformation for all ages and cultures in its role as a community hub, a gateway to
electronic information, and a refuge in emergencies.
The mission of the Fanwood Memorial Library is to provide the space, materials, and services that
residents of all ages and abilities require to grow and connect to each other and the world.
Where Our Library Is Now
Like other libraries across the country, the Fanwood Memorial Library has become a hub for residents
looking to improve their lives personally and professionally. But our current building, equipment, and
support services are proving inadequate to meet these needs. These inadequacies have been reported
in public surveys and experienced daily by library staff and patrons. Broadly, the library is failing to
serve residents’ needs in four areas: space and safe access, materials, technology, and service training.
Where Our Library Needs to Go
The staff and board are committed to meeting our stated mission by setting the following specific goals
that will be regularly reviewed, evaluated, and revised.