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About

Montclair Public Library

A Century of Service

Founded in 1893, Montclair Public Library serves the citizens of Montclair, New Jersey through two facilities: the Main Library and the Bellevue Avenue Branch. Montclair Public Library provides unlimited opportunities for lifelong learning, discovery, and community engagement.

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2018-2021 Strategic Plan

Planning for the Future

Goal 1

The Montclair Public Library will engage our community in learning, culture, and civic engagement.

Goal 2

The Montclair Public Library will provide and promote meaningful, substantive content and experiences for every segment of our community.

Goal 3

The Montclair Public Library will be a leader in modeling innovation and re-imagining libraries.

Goal 4

The Montclair Public Library Board of Trustees and director will stabilize and grow the library’s budget and make the library a worthy recipient for giving.

Goal 5

The Montclair Public Library will create a staff team that is focused on reimagining the library and committed to its success.

We want everyone to be amazed and delighted each time they visit the library.

A Refreshed Vision for the Future

The Montclair Public Library proudly celebrated their 125th birthday on April 2018. As one of the oldest of Montclair’s community institutions, the library continues to honor its rich history and tradition of service excellence as it plans for the future. This 2018-2021 Strategic Plan sets the library on a path that re-invests in resources, buildings, and services in order to serve the community and the next generation of library users for many years to come.

A refreshed vision and mission can inspire the community to think differently about the library and its role in making Montclair a better place to live, learn, and work. As the staff and Board of Trustees work to implement the plan over the next four years, we want these two statements to guide their work and decision making.

Our Mission

The Montclair Public Library changes lives every day, through words, ideas, and community building.

Our Vision

The Montclair Public Library provides unlimited opportunities for lifelong learning, discovery, and community engagement.

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