Mission: to serve educational, cultural & social needs of our communities by providing access to materials, information technology and services.
Throughout the years the library received national attention for its diverse services and cutting edge collection that features items not usually found in other libraries. The library was an early adopter of both computer and video services years before they became mainstream in public libraries. Continuing that leading edge collection and service philosophy, the library has recently added DVDs and a DVD player to its circulating collection. Landlocked on its property, the library recently purchased an additional lot behind the library for $90,000 for future expansion efforts. The library continues to have strong community support and strong leadership that have allowed it to grow and become an integral part of historic Canal Fulton.
The vision of the Canal Fulton Public Library is rooted in our unique past, while being focused on the ever changing needs of the communities we serve.
Fact Sheet on Canal Fulton Public Library Finances December ~ This is the time of year that we prepare the appropriations proposal (our working budget) for the board to review and approve at the January board meeting. Here is a thumbnail sketch explaining the Library’s finances: sketch of where Canal Fulton Public Library gets its funds:
- 1 Mil Local Operating Levy (as of March 2006)
- PLF (Public Library Fund) Interest on any savings the library has put by in times of plenty
- Fines,payments on lost items, copier fees