Mission Statement

The Hampton Public Library's mission is to become the best public library possible by being mindful of the needs of the people we serve and supportive of each other's efforts so that we are able to provide highly responsive service.  We strive to inform, enrich, and empower every person in our community by creating and promoting easy access to a vast array of ideas and information sources, and by supporting an informed citizenry, lifelong learning and love of reading.  The Library acquires, organizes, and provides books and other relevant materials; serves our public with expert and caring assistance;  and reaches out to all members of our community.  The Library does this by having a highly trained and competent staff that reflects the rich diversity of our community and that works together to provide responsive service to all users.  Appropriate technology to extend, expand, and enhance services in every neighborhood and ensure that all usesrs have equitable access to information.  Careful stewardship of the public trust, which ensures accountability and makes the most efficient and effective use of funds, both public and private; fosters collaboration, cooperation, and co-location where possible with other agencies; and builds public/private partnerships to enhance services to our patrons.