Mission, Values and Strategic Plan

Mission Statement

The Hamilton-Wenham Public Library is a vital civic anchor for the community. The Library connects people to information and resources, supports literacy and education, promotes lifelong learning through diverse programs, and is a welcoming space for all.

Approved by the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library Board of Trustees
October 12, 2023


Our shared values are what guide our library staff as we work with the community and each other.

  • We value equitable access to information and lifelong learning opportunities.
  • We value intellectual freedom and unbiased representation of all viewpoints in collections, programs, and services.
  • We value the contributions of an engaged, dedicated, and innovative library staff.
  • We value the power of collaboration with community members, leaders, and organizations.
  • We value a welcoming and safe environment that is open and accessible to all.

Strategic Plan

The Hamilton-Wenham Public Library Strategic Plan was accepted by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners in 2023. It serves as a guide for planning library services for the next five years. The Hamilton-Wenham Public Library is eligible to apply for Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants.

Strategic Plan (PDF Document)

Library Policies

Visit our Library Policies page for a list of policies at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library.