About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of the library is to meet educational, informational, and cultural needs of the South Orange community. The Library is committed to providing:

free and open access to a broad collection of materials in varied formats and media

professional assistance in locating, using, and evaluating resourcesprograms for all ages that encourage reading, and provide intellectual stimulation and cultural enrichment

a distinct collection of materials unique to the Township of South Orange Village and of special interest to community members and community organizations.

Adopted 2011 Board of Trustees South Orange Public Library

Vision Statement

The South Orange Public Library will be the integral physical and virtual gateway by which our broad and diverse community may access information, congregate to freely exchange ideas, celebrate literacy and cultural growth in a leisurely yet lively atmosphere. The South Orange Public Library will provide individualized services delivered in a professional manner while being fully responsive to individual needs.

Karen Hartshorn Hilton, president, Board of Trustees of the South Orange Public Library
Melissa Kopecky, library director