The mission of the Andover Free Library is to provide all members of the community with access to a variety of popular materials and library services to fill their educational, recreational and cultural needs. The library features current, high interest materials in a variety of formats for persons of all ages. The library's secondary role is to serve as a resource for preschool and school-aged children and their parents. By providing access to materials and programs for children, the library hopes to encourage life-long library use among them. When all its services are accessible, the library supports and becomes a vital part of the community.