Mission and Values

The Mission of CCLS

The mission of the Cumberland County Library System is to enhance the capacity of member libraries, encourage lifelong learning, and facilitate access to information and technology, all to improve the quality of life in our communities.

Core Values 


The library system connects and empowers member libraries to serve as community hubs, places where people can meet to discuss issues and ideas in a welcoming, friendly and safe environment.


The library system provides support to the member libraries to achieve efficiencies that could not be attained by one library alone with a focus on sustainability and access to materials, technology and services.


The library system helps people create positive change through the power of connection and knowledge by providing places and opportunities for lifelong learning, and respecting the dignity of all individuals.