About Us


The Maplewood Memorial Library builds community and enriches the quality of life throughout Maplewood by bringing together diverse people, information and ideas.

The Maplewood Memorial Library:

  • Works to instill a love of reading and books for people of all ages.

  • Serves as a place for life-long learning, intellectual freedom and cultural stimulation.

  • Represents, through its collections, the diverse interests and points of view of the community.

  • Advances knowledge by offering free and equal access to digital resources.

The Maplewood Memorial Library adheres to the principles of the American Library Association Library Bill of Rights and Freedom to Read statements.


Maplewood Memorial Library is the heart of the community: a place to participate, connect and discover.


The values that guide and preserve our place in the community are:

  • Diversity in thought, collections, staffing, programs and services

  • Integrity in decision-making

  • Excellence in customer service for all patrons

  • A welcoming and stimulating environment

  • A courteous, well-trained staff that works together with respect, enthusiasm and optimism

  • Literacy and the pursuit of knowledge

  • Intellectual freedom and the freedom to read

  • Respect for patron privacy

Adopted July 17, 2013