The Huntington Massachusetts Public Library serves a rural population and the surrounding communities. Huntington has a varied population consisting of longtime rural residents, professional people and people in nontraditional occupations.
There is very little in the way of cultural or family entertainment in Huntington. There are no movie theaters, no YMCA or youth centers. It is roughly a half hour commute to either Westfield or Northampton where there are more cultural and entertainment opportunities. This makes the Library an essential place for parents to bring their children.  The Library’s primary mission is to provide quality recreational reading, viewing and listening for its patrons. Its secondary role is to provide support for patrons seeking independent learning and formal education.