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Mission & Goals

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Andover Public School library system is for all users to acquire the knowledge, skills and judgment to become responsible life-long learners through guied access to a variety of current information and text.

Goals of the Library Media Center:

  • to assemble, preserve and administer in organized collections, books and related educational and recreation materials.
  • to serve the school community as a resource center to access information.
  • to support educational, civic and cultural actiities of indiiduals, groups and organizations.
  • to seek to identify school community information needs and to provide programs of service to meet those needs.
  • to provide opportunities for reading, personal development and life-long learning.
  • to serve individuals in the Andover School District with respect for human diversity including differences in race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, veteran status and any other characteristics.


  • Help staff, students and community to acquire an interest and joy of reading.
  • Support USD385's curriculum and programs by providing needed materials appropriate guidance and instruction.
  • Acquire and maintain a balanced collection of resources that meet the needs of all users.
  • Cooperatively plan with teachers to provide activities that integrate information literacy and research skills.