Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Partner: Exeter Public Library
Exeter Public Library’s vision is to be the informational hub for the Exeter area, a vital institution that attracts and stimulates a vibrant community with a mission to promote a literate, enlightened citizenship by providing equal access to a range of media, services and programs to meet the informational, educational and recreational needs of the community; and to encourage the discovery and evaluation of ideas and information, especially recognizing the library’s responsibility as a place for children to discover the joy of reading. Exeter Public Library was established in. An addition was built in 1942 adding space for a children’s room. In 1986, the library was moved to its present location at 4 Chestnut Street and the old library building was taken over by the Historical Society. Today the library is a very important part of the Exeter community. A nine-member, elected Board of Trustees oversees the library’s policies, personnel, and budget. They are partners with Exeter Area High School and Exeter Historical Society on this year's Big Read.