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The Board and staff of the Cook Memorial Public Library District are proud to serve the nearly 60,000 residents of our community. Whether at our two library locations, bookmobile or online, we strive to offer collections, services and programs that educate, enrich and inspire. Additionally, our extensive eLibrary digital content puts the library wherever you are, anytime, via your computer, tablet or smartphone.

It’s our pleasure to serve you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any comments or questions about the library.

David Archer | Library Director


Mission Statement

Through dedicated personal service, we connect our diverse community to resources and experiences that educate, enrich, and inspire.
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Strategic Plan: The Library’s Roadmap 2016-18

In 2014, we asked you how we’re doing, how we can do better, and what’s important.

Your feedback was supplemented by census data, interviews, and teen focus groups to develop a three-year strategic plan that covers July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2018 (the library’s 2016–18 fiscal years).

The plan focuses on 4 key service initiatives:

  • Popular Collections
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Facilities and Spaces
  • Technology

Our goal is to ensure that we allocate financial and human resources to provide services and collections that meet or exceed the needs, wants, and expectations of the community.

Read the complete strategic plan.