The Tappan Library provides quality service to the community by providing a place for self-development of the individual through self-education, information access, and recreational needs.The Library endeavors to bring together information technology, books and audio-visual materials in organized collections for the communication of ideas, to enrich personal lives and to promote an enlightened readership. Landmark building. Original structure dates back to circa 1750. Several additions, last major renovation 1995-96 doubling the capacity to 5000 square feet. Hanicapped accessible. Located in the historic district of Tappan. In its collection development, the Library will uphold and support the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights.The Tappan Library will provide current high-demand, high-interest materials in a variety of formats for persons of all ages (popular materials library). The Library will also provide encouragement of young children to develop an interest in reading and learning through special services for children (preschoolers door to learning).The Library will actively provide access to timely, accurate and useful information for all community residents (reference services). The Tappan Library will seek continually to identify community needs in order to meet such needs, and to cooperate with other organizations, agencies and institutions which provide programs or services to meet community needs.Access to the library will be made available to all persons, regardless of age, sex, ethnic background, or handicapping disabilities.All written policies of the Tappan Library shall be reviewed regularly to determine if they continue to promote the best interests of the community.