About the Library


Mission Statement of Ossipee Public Library

Inspire, connect, transform

Our mission at Ossipee Public Library is to serve as a dynamic and inclusive resource center, fostering a love for learning, promoting literacy, and connecting communities. We are committed to provide equitable access to a vast and diverse collection of materials, both physical and digital, to empower individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

Vision: As a community resource center we promote knowledge, imagination, and innovation. Ossipee Public Library empowers individuals through free and equal access to information, technology, and diverse cultural experiences. Our goal is to inspire, connect, and transform, creating a brighter future for all.




The Objectives of the Ossipee Public Library shall be:

A. To operate this library in accordance with the New Hampshire Library Laws and to strive to meet the current standards set by the American Library Association and the New Hampshire State Library Development System for public libraries in towns of equal population.

B. To adhere to the ALA "Library Bill of Rights" and "Freedom to Read" statement.

C. To seek to identify community needs and to assemble and organize books and related materials in order to promote and stimulate knowledge, wisdom, culture, enjoyment, and continuous self-education for all residents regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

D. To cooperate with the district schools and other libraries in the State Development System to strengthen the services and resources of the Ossipee Public Library and the State Library System.