Welcome To The Huntington Public Library
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.
The Town of Huntington will provide a safe and healthy environment for all its residents. All residents will have the opportunity to enjoy and participate in educational and recreational activities. Some of these activities are musical groups, art classes, drama workshops, swimming, canoeing, skiing and environmental workshops which would help people to become more aware of the world around them and how their actions impact all life both environmentally and socially. Places will be provided for residents to gather socially and to take advantage of recreational and educational activities.
All residents will have affordable housing and medical care to be able to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Huntington will provide all the necessary public works and safety departments i.e. fire, police, ambulance so the residents can access the town’s resources safely.
Businesses will be able to afford to locate in town and people will be able to work out of their homes. Businesses will also have a safe and productive place to operate. Light industry will also be encouraged to locate in Huntington in order to broaden the tax base so everyone can afford to live in Huntington.
The Town will provide good schools so students will receive all the skills necessary to graduate high school at grade level and be able to obtain employment or continue their formal education.