Values Guiding our Work

Serving 9,000 residents in the Skaneateles School District, the library is an inclusive space where individuals and groups come to engage in activities, programs and resources that enhance their lives.

We are working to realize our vision to be the cultural and informational hub of our vibrant, thriving community by creating spaces and experiences that are:


  • Comfortable, accessible, functional space; the community’s living room
  • Accommodate users’ various space needs: quiet and loud, solitary and social, learning and teaching
  • Fully ADA compliant building and property


  • Collections and services that support learning, creativity and fun for all members of the community
  • Programs for all ages that reflect current interests and exploration of new ideas
  • Forums for local organizations through collaborative programs and meeting spaces


  • Flexible spaces that allow for change in future services and needs
  • Efficient staffing and building systems for stable operational costs and long-term financial health
  • Practices, materials and systems that protect the environment, our collections, staff and patrons