Mission Statement

Terril Library's primary purpose

Terril Public Library is a community institution whose mission is to provide free and open access for all the citizenry to the record of human thought and achievement.


Our primary purpose: to organize books and other printed and recorded materials to stimulate interest and give guidance in their use to everyone regardless of age, sex, race, or creed, and of whatever social, economic, or educational level.

To achieve our purpose, we shall maintain programs and services to:

1.  Provide reliable educational materials for the pursuit of formal and informal education.

2.  Stimulate children entering the world of learning and reading, and provide supplementary


3.  Serve as a reference center by securing or locating authoritative sources for information


4.  Provide recreational materials to aid in the pursuit of quality leisure time.

5.  Stimulate the enjoyment of and appreciation for the fine arts, humanities and the science.