The Hamlin Community Library is proud to be “The welcoming heart of our community where ALL can learn, discover, create, and connect”. The Board of Trustees adopted this Mission Statement in June of 2021 to assert the library’s reinvigorated commitment to serving as a true community hub, providing resources and sustaining partnerships to benefit our diverse regional, rural community.
A nonprofit regional organization since 1969, and incorporated in 1980, the Library maintains active membership as one of seven public libraries in the Wayne County Library Alliance. Governed by an elected Board of Trustees, the daily operation of the agency is maintained by the Library Director who supervises a staff of five part-time employees and many volunteers. The location of what was known at that time as the Salem Public Library was in the restored railroad station parish house of a local church. The current building housing the Library was constructed in 2006.
Located in Wayne County in the rural northeastern corner of Pennsylvania, our formal service area is Salem and Lake Townships. However, our services are available to anyone in the surrounding area.
Our commitment to connecting people, information, and ideas for all members of our community remains the guiding principle of the Library.
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