For over 200 years, as our community’s needs and interests have evolved, so has Scoville Memorial Library. After listening to and reflecting on community input, the SML staff and board crafted a renewed vision and strategic plan. As a result, the next few years may be the library’s most exciting yet!

It’s a huge effort and we’re very excited – but what we do is only half of the story. To be truly great, we also need your participation. We want to make the best use of our space and we want everyone to feel welcome here. We’re exploring ways to create better access in and around our building. We’re also reconfiguring spaces and improving our décor, making the library interior a more considered and comfortable environment.

We’re pursuing new ways of organizing and sharing our collection, along with new programs, technology services and community partnerships. We’ve also updated our brand and approach to communications. We want not only to inform, but also to inspire and engage our patrons.

Funding for these projects is being handled independently of the Annual Fund and the library’s operating budget.