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Library Front Desk
132 North Main Street
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month: 10:00am-1:00pm

About the Library

Mission Statement

Our library is a bridge, bringing people together to dream, discuss, and discover.

Vision Statement

Our library is a hub for connection in our vibrant small town. Through collaboration, we create opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to come together, widen their perspectives, achieve their dreams, and have fun. We help keep Rutherfordton a place where people care for their neighbors and take part in their community.


Welcoming place.

The library is here for everyone. At every age and for all walks of life, we strive to provide a space where every person feels safe and welcome.

Respect for differences.

Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and kindness. Our library brings many different people and ideas together, giving us an opportunity to learn from each other. We create space for all people to listen and learn with an open mind, engage in respectful discussion, and work together for the good of our community.

Empowering choice.

We respect every person’s right to decide for themselves what to read and learn. We empower our patrons to make the choices that are right for them and their families. We do not restrict anyone’s freedom to choose what they or their families read and strive to offer something for everyone in our community.

Working together.

We value collaboration and believe that working together leads to a more vibrant and connected community. We seek out opportunities to partner throughout Rutherfordton to help our community accomplish its goals.

Lively and fun.

In our library, learning is fun! We value a lively, family-friendly atmosphere. We want people of all ages to feel excited and amazed by the endless possibilities our library holds.


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