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Perth Amboy Free Public Library

Our Mission

Ideas are among the most powerful of human forces and knowledge is an essential tool for modern living. Since access to these ideas and this knowledge through written, audio, visual and electronic media are significant, it is the mission of the Perth Amboy Free Public Library to serve all the people of Perth Amboy equally and impartially to the best of our ability. Toward that end, the library seeks, as a supplement to formal education, to purchase and retain the best and useful resources to meet the informational needs of the entire community.

Our Vision

The Perth Amboy Free Public library strives to be a vital and integral community resource by providing high quality traditional and innovative library services, reflective of the diverse and dynamic spirit of the people of Perth Amboy. The library aims to do so by:

  • Providing a myriad of resources reflective of the community's interests and needs, while promoting literacy, lifelong learning, and intellectual freedom.
  • Inspiring life-long learning through the creation of reading adventures for all ages.
  • Supporting creativity, research, and problem-solving
  • Fostering interaction among diverse groups by providing a central focal point for City activities.
  • Delivering high quality service.
  • Preserving and maintaining Perth Amboy's rich history.

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