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Vision of the Cranberry Public Library
Cranberry Public Library will be an accessible and exceptional center for information, inspiration and enrichment for our community.

Mission of the Cranberry Public Library
The mission of the Cranberry Public Library is to strengthen our community by serving as a hub for information, inspiration, and enrichment.

We believe that:
Our library inspires the imagination.
Our library is respectful of diverse opinions and treats all individuals with dignity and respect.
All people have the right to privacy, confidentiality, and intellectual freedom.
Access to resources is not limited by the library’s physical walls.
A library should enhance the quality of life of a community.
A library should provide equal access to information and services.
A library promotes literacy and life-long learning.
Community members should have a place where they feel comfortable to learn, share, discover and create.

View the Cranberry Public Strategic Plan, 2016-2020 here.

Endorsed by the Cranberry Public Library Board, May 2016

Looking back, as we plan for the future!

In 1973, the Cranberry Public Library occupied 120 square feet in the Municipal Building with a collection of two hundred books. The Township population was approximately 7,485 persons.

In March,1991, the library moved into its present facility and occupied 11,000 square feet in the Cranberry Township Municipal Center. With the new children's wing addition, which was added in January 2002. The library now encompasses 15,300 square feet with and an expanded computer/reference lab.

The current number of registered patrons is 26,093 and our an annual circulation of nearly 400,000 items. The number of items in the library is over 93,000. The Township population is over 28,000.

The Library is governed by a seven member Board of Trustees, appointed by the Cranberry Township Board of Supervisors. The trustees serve a three year term. Board of Trustees