It is the purpose of the library to promote literacy among the people of Stone County and to facilitate lifelong learning and the appreciation of literature for all members of the Stone County community. The role of the library includes but is not limited to the following activities. The library serves as a clearinghouse for current information on community organizations, issues and services. The library provides assistance to students of all ages in meeting educational objectives established by formal courses of study, and assists scholars and researchers in locating information used to conduct in-depth studies. The library supports individuals of all ages pursuing a sustained program of learning independent of any educational provider. The library provides timely, accurate and useful information for its clients in pursuit of job related and personal interests. The library provides recreational materials in all formats for all ages.