The mission of the Asbury Park Public Library is to provide quality, cost-effective services, and lifelong learning opportunities, through books and a variety of other formats, to meet the informational, educational, cultural and recreational needs and interests of its diverse population.
The Library acquires, organizes and provides books and other relevant materials, ensures access to information sources throughout the nation and the world, serves the public with expert and caring assistance, and reaches out to all members of the community.
The library especially recognizes the responsibility to serve as a place for children to discover the joy of reading, the importance of literacy, and the value of libraries.
Library Bill of Rights
The library is a forum for all points of views and adheres to the principles of the intellectual freedom as stated in the Library Bill of Rights promulgated by the American Library Association.