Minerva Free Library is an independent Town library funded partially by the Town of Sherman taxpayers and governed by the Minerva Free Library Board of Trustees.  Minerva Free Library is also a member of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System, which provides a number of services to all patrons.

Our Mission Statement

The Sherman Minerva Free Library believes it is essential to provide materials and services which will help community residents obtain information meeting their personal, educational and professional information needs.  The library will serve as a center for learning and enrichment for all residents of the community, regardless of age level.  The collections will reflect broad subject coverage with materials acquired in a variety of formats, with access to informational technologies.  In addition, the library will serve as an entry point for other roles not emphasized.  We encourage and seek community involvement and service.

Approved by the Minerva Free Library Board of Trustees on 6/14/13