Our Mission

The Thomas Crane Public Library inspires curiosity, sparks imagination, fosters community, and connects people to the online world.

Our Service Priorities

Inspire Curiosity : Lifelong Learning
Residents will have convenient and engaging resources and programs that inspire curiosity and support individual growth.

Foster Community : Local Engagement & Resources
Residents will have opportunities and spaces to engage and connect with others, and have easily accessible information about local programs, services and resources.

Connect to the Online World : Digital Access & Literacy
Residents will have access to the Internet, digital equipment, user-friendly gateways to online resources, and the training and support they need to use them effectively.

Spark Imagination : Fun & Enrichment
Residents will have a wide variety of literary, arts, and cultural resources and experiences to enhance their free time and enrich their personal lives.

Strategic Plan for FY2018-2022

Throughout Fiscal Year 2017, the library engaged in a thorough community-based planning process that incorporated input from library staff, trustees, library users, and community leaders. The resulting plan describes our service priorities for the next five years and how we will respond to the needs of Quincy residents of all ages.

The Thomas Crane Public Library Strategic Plan 2018-2022 (PDF) describes how the mission, priorities, and goals listed below were developed. This publication also describes how we will measure progress toward reaching our goals.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of the Thomas Crane Public Library exists according to the provisions of Chapter 202 of the Acts of 1881 and Chapter 347 of the Acts of 1888. The board exercises the powers and authority and assumes the responsibilities delegated to it under these laws and according to its own by-laws.

There are six trustees appointed by the mayor for a term of one year. The board of trustees usually meets on the second Monday of each month, except for July and August. Meetings begin at 9:15 a.m. and are usually held in the Main Library Quincy Room. Check the events calendar for exact meeting dates and locations. 

2021 Board of Trustees

Diane Costagliola, Chair
May Assaf Mayyasi, Vice-Chair
Corinne Mitchell, Treasurer
William Griffin, Secretary
Arthur Foley
Peter Tam