Mashpee, with a population of 14,006, occupies roughly 27 square miles in southeastern Massachusetts, situated on the southwest end of Cape Cod. Incorporated in 1870, the town has a rich cultural heritage and is one of the few remaining homes of the Wampanoag Nation, the Native American tribe which met the Pilgrims at Plymouth. With over five miles of oceanfront beaches and four of the largest fresh water ponds on Cape Cod, Mashpee is known for its natural beauty and conservation lands. In the New England tradition, Mashpee is governed through Town Meeting, aided by a Town Manager, elected boards, and volunteer committees.
In 2010, a newly constructed Mashpee Public Library opened its doors in a 22,000 square foot building, replacing the existing Library, built in 1987. The Mashpee Public Library is a busy place and true community center. The environmentally friendly, LEED certified building is a welcoming spot for Library users to stop in and browse.
The Mashpee Public Library promotes life-long learning, discovery, enrichment, and civic engagement through materials, technology, and experiences. By serving a diverse population, the Mashpee Public Library facilitates access to information, the love of learning, and the building of community.
Adopted by the Mashpee Public Library Board of Trustees – September 11, 2012.