The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library provides a wide range of materials, programs, and services to the residents of Clifton Park and Halfmoon. We are a member of the Southern Adirondack Library System and classified as a Special District Public Library.
The Library was originally founded in a 300 square foot space on the second floor of the National Commercial Bank and Trust Company in 1969. Thanks to a dedicated group of advocates, the Library has grown with the community. Our current location is a 55,000 square foot facility, designed and built to meet the needs of our ever-growing and diversifying population. Library History
Mission and Vision
Our mission is to nurture and foster community connections by providing the space and resources for patrons to be educated, entertained, and enriched.
Our vision is to be at the heart of our community. The go-to place to meet, learn, and do.
The following principles are a guide for the governance, policies, and services of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library.
- We provide safe and welcoming spaces for people of all ages, backgrounds, and orientations. We encourage diverse points of view and opinions and support the principles of intellectual freedom.
- We recognize and support the importance of all types of literacy as a critical component of a successful community.
- We amplify community interests and engagement through exploration, conversations, and learning.
- We take a leading role to ensure the digital needs of our patrons are met.
- We are a learning organization, and invest in our staff, technology, and infrastructure to improve services.
- We are dedicated to creating sustainable library services, meeting current needs, and taking advantage of future opportunities.
- We are committed to the responsible use of public funds and to ensure the benefits provided by the Library justify their costs.