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Mission + Vision

The vision of the South Orange Public Library is to 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.

SOPL Mission

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 resources
  • programs for all ages that encourage reading, and provide intellectual stimulation and cultural enrichment
  • welcoming, neutral public space with capacity for all generations, individuals and groups and that encourages individual pursuits, collaboration and community engagement
  •  a distinct collection of materials unique to the Township of South Orange Village and of special interest to community members and community organizations.