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Sheppard Memorial Library: About

Locations & Hours

Main Library/Children's Library:
530 Evans Street
Greenville, NC 27858

Hours:
Mon-Thu 9am-9pm
Fri-Sat 9am-6pm
Sun 2pm-5pm


Main Library: 252.329.4580
Children's Library: 252.329.4581


Click Here for Branch Library Locations and Hours

SML's History

The Sheppard Memorial Library system is composed of a main library, four branches and a bookmobile.  It is the countywide library system for all of Pitt County as well as the City of Greenville.  The main library was opened to the public on October 15, 1930.  The library was built with a $60,000 grant from Harper Donelson Sheppard, a Pitt County native and businessman who lived in Hanover Pennsylvania.  The main library was named in honor of Harper Donelson Sheppard's father William Henry Haywood Sheppard.  Primary funding for the public library system comes from the City of Greenville and Pitt County.  Other significant funding sources are the State of North Carolina and the towns of Bethel and Winterville. 

SML's Vision and Mission Statement

 VISION 
 

Sheppard Memorial Library is a reliable gateway to materials, services, and resources that serve the information, recreational, intellectual, and creative pursuits of the individual and the community. It provides a welcoming community space (both virtual and real) for the free flow of ideas and for the preservation of the community’s heritage. It is recognized throughout eastern North Carolina as significantly enhancing the economic vitality and the quality of life in the area. 


MISSION STATEMENT 

 

Sheppard Memorial Library promotes the joys of reading, life-long learning, creativity, and economic growth. It collects and maintains diverse, comprehensive knowledge resources which nourish enlightenment, critical thinking, literacy, and understanding throughout the region. 
 

In an era of consistent change, Sheppard Memorial Library offers stability and reliability to its community. 
 

The library’s primary mission is to provide high-interest material in a variety of formats and locations thereby allowing access and use of its collections and resources by as many individuals as possible. 
 

The library supports both formal and informal education endeavors of persons in the community. It particularly supports reading and learning for children and assisting students in meeting objectives established during formal courses of study. 
 

The library aggressively seeks to add to the knowledge infrastructure of Pitt County in order to support the vitality of the future knowledge-based economy. In this way it contributes to the economic development of the community. 
 

The library’s staff is composed of highly effective information specialists who assist library users in locating authoritative, timely, non-biased information among the myriad of possible sources. They aid persons in finding answers to everyday problems as well as issues that move beyond facts and data to knowledge and enlightenment. 
 

Recognizing the need to remain current with the times, Sheppard Memorial Library regularly reviews its mission to ensure that the System is providing maximum benefit to its service area.

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