The mission of the Warren Township Public Library is to serve the community to the best of our ability through materials, technology and programs. To encourage the citizens to expand and plan their future goals using the resources provided. We especially recognize our responsibility to serve as a place for children to discover the joy of reading and the value of libraries.
Long before the Warren Library existed, several members of the Warren community expressed interest in having a library. As such, in early 1874 J.A. Francisco formed a Dramatic Club to raise money. In the end, they raised about $400. Francisco offered a room in his home and that, along with books donated and purchased by the Dramatic Club, formed the first library in Warren.
Eventually, the library was moved into the room above the Kargar & Clark Clothing Store where it almost met a disastrous end in the 1887 fire. While damaged, many books were saved and moved across the street.
In 1911, plans began to construct a library, and thanks to the efforts of Mr. S.A. Clark and a generous donation from Andrew Carnegie, the library was completed in 1912 for $7,000. The Library is built on a spot very near where the first settler and founder of Warren, Alexander Burnett, built his home. In 2008, the library expanded with an addition with the Live & Learn Grant.