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Access & Enrichment

Stillwater Public Library is responsive to the diverse needs of our community and offers library services to all.

Our Objectives

  • Grow the library’s commitment to reducing barriers to access.
  • Provide meaningful opportunities for community engagement.
  • Expand the library’s reach with materials, programs, and services that reflect community needs and inspire diverse groups to seek access.
  • Support users of all ages in their education, literacy, and enrichment aspirations.
  • Help users navigate and engage with a broad spectrum of information and resources.
  • Uphold the principles of intellectual freedom.

The library is a passport to information and ideas.

We are committed to improving access to services and connecting people to the resources they need.


Our 2022 Success

  • Borrowing and downloading of the collection were at record levels. Total circulation increased by 18.5% compared to the prior year.
  • A new website was launched, with more content, revamped navigation, and enhanced ADA access.
  • The library’s Facebook page was reinstated with a social media plan focused on community engagement, library services and materials, and historical archives.
  • VOX books were added to the children’s collection. These are audiobooks of popular children’s titles that are contained within and part of print books. Simply push a button in the book to listen and read.
  • Youth Services expanded the phonics collection to include a large number of decodable books to support new and striving readers. Decodable or sound-aloud books allow children to practice phonics skills, helping them on the road from word recognition and comprehension to skilled reading.
  • DVD players, DVD drives, and additional hotspots were added to the Library of Things collection.
  • A Discovery Room was created in the children’s library, a place for kids and caregivers to play and imagine together. Included in the Discovery Room is a flight lab wind tunnel that allows children to learn about flight, air currents, air resistance, and gravity.
  • When books were challenged, staff and trustees determined the titles met policy criteria and would remain part of the collection.