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Mission statement:

The mission of the Andover Public School library system is for all users to acquire the knowledge, skills, and judgment to become responsible life-long learners through guided access to a variety of current information and text.

Goals of the Media Center:

  • to assemble, preserve, and administer in organized collections, books, and related educational and recreational materials.
  • to serve the school community as a resource center to access information.
  • to support the educational, civic, and cultural activities of individuals, groups, and organizations.
  • to seek to identify school community information needs and to provide programs of service to meet those needs.
  • to provide opportunities for reading, personal development, and life-long learning.
  • to serve individuals in Andover Public Schools with respect for human diversity including differences in race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristics.


  • Help staff, students, and community to acquire an interest and joy of reading.
  • Support USD 385’s curriculum and programs by providing needed materials appropriate guidance and instruction.
  • Acquire and maintain a balanced collection of resources that meet the needs of all users.
  • Cooperatively plan with teachers to provide activities that integrate information literacy and research skills.