Mission Statement

The Cross' Mills Public Library services a unique population. Charlestown has a winter-resident population of approximately 7,900; a summer-resident group consisting of at least 3,000; and an unpredictable number of summer visitors. In this rapidly growing community, the library must meet the changing informational and recreational needs of diverse groups. The library will continue to serve as a focal point in the community, providing cultural and informational programs that touch every age group from pre-school children to senior citizens. While a public library neither promotes nor endorses particular beliefs or views, it does provide resources which individuals may examine freely in order to make their own decisions. Our mission is to educate, enrich, and enlighten our patrons.

Sarah Ornstein, MLIS
Community Services Librarian
Emily Le May, MLIS
Musical Programs Director
Michael Bussey
Support Staff
Christine Kelsey
Kiersten Mascaro
Tyler Vaughn
Carly Kuba
Building & Grounds
Michael Bussey
Custodial Guardian
Sandy M. Briggs

Jane Glander, President
--, Treasurer
Mary O'Connor, Secretary

Paula Andersen
Maureen Areglado
Irwin Birnbaum
Patricia Higgins
Marcie Madsen
Paul Sheinkopf

Trustee Emeritus
Peter Herstein

Cross' Mills Public Library | 4417 Old Post Road | Charlestown, RI 02813-0909 | (401) 364-6211