Vision Statement

We will connect people with materials, information, services, and programs for enjoyment, enrichment, and education in a welcoming, convenient and responsive atmosphere.



The Ogdensburg Public Library aspires to:

  • Promote literacy and the love of lifelong learning by meeting the educational, informational, cultural, technological and recreational needs of the community.
  • Create an inviting and vibrant center for the community.
  • Have a well-trained and educated staff.
  • Be a technology leader in the community.
  • Be fiscally responsible.
  • Be a vital, integral and essential part of the community.
  • Be a partner with other community organizations.
  • Be the center of information in the community.



To Promote:

  • Reading as an activity that entertains and educates, especially for children and teens.
  • Finding, evaluating, and using information and technology effectively.
  • The value and pleasure of lifelong learning.
  • Free access to knowledge.
  • The efficient and effective use of library services.