"Our mission is to stimulate a love of reading and a life-long interest in learning. To encourage self-reliance and the use of the new technologies. To provide an up-to-date, forward-looking network of accessible and inviting facilities, information services and outreach programs. To be responsive to community needs and to contribute to the economic and social well-being of our communities."
Since 1969, we have served the large geographic area of Inverness, Richmond and Guysborough Counties. At the heart of library services are eight branch libraries and seven Libr@ry Links visiting library sites with headquarters in Mulgrave, Nova Scotia. Our population of approximately 38,000 is spread throughout many small communities; 80 per cent of these have populations of fewer than 200 people. Our largest community has a population of approximately 3,500 people. This rural dynamic determines our focus of “Linking Rural Communities”.
Through a forward-looking and accessible network of inviting facilities, information and library outreach services. It is our aim to:
- stimulate a love of reading and a life-long interest in learning;
- encourage self-reliance and the use of the new technologies;
- reflect the cultural and linguistic diversity of the communities served;
- contribute to the economic and social well-being of our communities.
The Library is governed by a Library Board made up of seven municipal representatives and two provincial appointees. It is funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, by the participating municipalities, and by board-generated funding activities.