Mission Statement & Strategic Plan

Our Mission and Purpose:

The Bedford Free Public Library provides free and open access to information, knowledge, and the pursuit of ideas in an environment that is comfortable and welcoming to patrons of all ages, abilities, and cultures within and beyond its walls.

The Bedford Free Public Library conducted a survey in the summer of 2016 to get input from town residents to prepare our new strategic plan.  Library staff prepared the plan using the results from the survey along with input from town, staff, and trustee focus groups.  The Board of Trustees approved the Library Strategic Plan FY2018-2022 in November of 2016 and it was submitted to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Strategic Plan FY2018-FY2022

Library Survey Results