CMLD Exteriors




The Board and staff of the Cook Memorial Public Library District welcome you to our website and to our libraries and bookmobile.

With a long tradition of offering quality reading materials, media, reference services, and innovative programs, CMPLD additionally offers an array of 24/7 digital content via our eLibrary services.

Whether on-site or connected online from a world away, CMPLD is your “Third Place” to enjoy.


Stephen A. Kershner
Library Director

Mission Statement

Through dedicated personal service, we connect our diverse community to resources and experiences that educate, enrich, and inspire.


Roadmap 2016–18

In September 2014 all adults (age 18+) in the Cook Memorial Public Library District community were invited to take a brief online survey, giving you the opportunity to tell us how we’re doing, what’s important to you, and how the library can better serve you. This helpful information was supplemented by census data, interviews with community stakeholders, and teen focus group sessions. With the assistance of an experienced data analyst, the library staff and trustees reviewed all the information to develop a three-year strategic plan that covers July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2018 (the library’s 2016–18 fiscal years).

The goal of the strategic plan, our three-year roadmap, is to ensure that we allocate financial and human resources to provide innovative services and engaging collections that will meet or exceed the needs, wants, and expectations of the community.

The plan focuses on four key service initiatives:

  • Popular Collections
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Facilities and Spaces
  • Technology

Read the complete strategic plan.