Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Phillipsburg Free Public Library to put books and information into the hands of people whose lives will be enriched and whose purposes furthered thereby. PFPL is the child’s gateway to learning, the institution where individuals may seek self-development on their own terms, and the means whereby all people may refresh old insights and gain new knowledge of the world around them. The Library provides citizens with the information they need to fulfill their civic duties in a democracy. The Board of Trustees adheres to the philosophy expressed in the ALA Library Bill of Rights, Freedom To View and Freedom to Read statements.