About Saline District Library 2017-09-10T10:47:29+00:00

ABOUT SALINE DISTRICT LIBRARY

Saline District LibraryThe Saline District Library serves approximately 26,000 residents of the Saline Area Schools District, which is comprised of the City of Saline, Saline Township, and parts of Pittsfield, York, Lodi, Bridgewater, and Freedom Townships.

The library houses over 120,000 items, including books, large print materials, DVDs, videos, music CDs, audiobooks, newspapers, and magazines. Downloadable audiobooks, ebooks, and music are available online. Internet access and online databases provide patrons with the most current information available, and programs such as story hours, book discussion groups, summer reading programs, craft workshops, lectures, and more are offered for all ages.

The library is a 33,000 square foot building set on 14 wooded acres in the heart of Saline. In 2016 SDL received one of the community’s first SalineBeGreen awards from the Saline Environmental Commission in recognition of a variety of environmental efforts including the installation of a solar array, maintaining a rain garden, recycling, and hosting educational events on environmentally conscious topics.

OUR MISSION

Saline District Library was created by and belongs to the people it serves. The Library exists to advance intellectual curiosity, promote lifelong learning , encourage cultural knowledge and maintain an environment in which minds can grow.  It supports an active, informed and evolving community by providing all people with open access to resources in various formats representing diverse points of view.

OUR ROLES IN THE COMMUNITY

LIFELONG LEARNING
The Library encourages curiosity and lifelong learning. It is a source for personal development , leisure enjoyment and creative discovery – all of which enrich and empower the community.

RESOURCE CENTER
The Library provides free and equitable access to information in traditional and evolving formats; equipment and facilities for public use; and supportive and knowledgeable staff.

BUILDING AND PRESERVING COMMUNITY
The Library provides leadership to the evolving Saline community and serves as a source of information for citizens, business and community organizations. Through relationships and resource sharing, the Library will preserve Saline history and provide an avenue for local organizations to reach the general public.

GATHERING PLACE
The Library is a respectful and welcoming place for patrons and community groups and their activities.