Mission: In partnership with the community, the Greensboro Public Library strives to provide free and equal access to information, foster lifelong learning, and inspire the joys of reading.
What it means
Founded in 1902, the Greensboro Public Library has been serving our community for over 100 years. From a simple beginning as a single room in City Hall to the modern library system we have today, services have evolved to meet the changing needs of our customers.
In partnership with the community...
In Greensboro, individuals and organizations gather at the public library to learn for themselves and about others. Libraries are community hubs offering collaborative environments and valuable resources for meetings and activities. Through projects like One City, One Book and celebrations like Dia de los ninos, the library has taken a leading role in building a true sense of community. The atmosphere you find at Central Library, our seven branch locations and the Greensboro History Museum fosters a sense of belonging and acceptance.
...Provide free and equal access to information...
The founding principle of this institution is free and equal access to information. As the "people's university," the library ensures that this nation has the educated citizenry our democracy was founded upon. Expect the Greensboro Public Library to be a primary advocate for your intellectual freedom.
...Foster lifelong learning...
From early literacy initiatives that connect young parents and babies with books to computer workshops for seniors, the library promotes learning opportunities for customers of every age and ability. Free offerings include storytimes, homework help, small business and career assistance, consumer tools, genealogy, hobby resources, investment research, travel planning, and more. Additionally, the Library and Greensboro History Museum serve the community with a goal to Connect and Collect. We Collect artifacts and stories and Connect with individuals and groups through programs and resources that preserve and showcase our shared histories. The Greensboro Public Library is a Conduit to Destinysm.
...Inspire the joys of reading...
Reading is the road to growth and discovery. It is through shared knowledge and communication that we gain understanding, which contributes to greater community, greater personal freedom and ultimately, lifelong learning.
Brigitte Blanton, Director, (336) 373-2716
Carol Hart, Director of Greensboro History Museum, (336) 373-2306
Tim Cole, Manager of Information Services and Collection Development, (336) 373-2466
Tommy Joseph, Manager of Technology, (336) 373-2603
Tanika Martin, Youth Services Coordinator, (336) 373-7994
Jim Young, Manager of Facilities and Special Projects, (336) 574-3569