Strengthen the Community

The community will experience Middletown’s public library as a launch pad for community engagement.

Create a Safe & Welcoming Destination

The community will enter physical and virtual spaces that encourage them to learn, grow, and connect.

Foster a Thriving Economic Ecosystem

The community will have opportunities and resources for skill-building, networking, co-creating, and incubating ideas that support economic wellbeing in collaborative physical and virtual spaces.

Promote a Lifelong Love of Learning

From birth through adulthood, the community will experience interactions that spark curiosity, foster critical thinking skills, and stimulate the imagination.

Strategic Plan

“… we must plan for change. To paraphrase the ancient Greek
philosopher Heraclitus, “Change is the only constant.” We must ready ourselves to anticipate and respond to the rapidly evolving needs of our community in order to truly serve it.”

Planning for the Future

The Library Vision Committee determined that Middletown’s library facilities should be:
1. Human-Centered
2. Accessible
3. Fun, Dynamic and Flexible
4. Connected, Inspirational, Aspirational
5. Sustainable


We empower people to grow, connect, strive and thrive.


Everyone feels welcomed and included.


Practice equity and inclusion, and listen to youth voices.

Russell Library

123 Broad Street
Middletown CT 06457




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Library Hours

Mon-Thurs 9am-8pm
Fri-Sat 9am-5pm
Sunday 1-5pm (October-March)