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Community Conversations Summary

Staff acted as facilitators for over two dozen Community Conversations conducted in May, June, July and August 2018. Using methodology developed by The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, we asked participants to talk about their concerns, hopes and aspirations about their communities. These were not library focus groups; rather we used these conversations as ... read more about Community Conversations Summary

Community Survey Results

Thank you to the nearly 900 people who responded to our Community Survey! The Community Survey Report, which is one of the sets of data we've used to craft our draft strategic plan framework, includes summaries of the data we collected from June 1 through August 16, 2018. View the Community Survey Report Among ... read more about Community Survey Results

Community Survey

Our Community Survey is still open for your input. Tell us about the kind of community you want to live in and what library services are important to you. We'll be using that data to craft the framework for our new Strategic Plan. We plan to release the framework in the first week of September, ... read more about Community Survey

Gathering Input

With a lot of help from Library patrons and residents, the Library has been gathering meaningful data about our communities' needs and priorities. Much of the information so far has come from our Community Conversations, a series of focus groups that allow people to share their feelings about the kind of communities in which ... read more about Gathering Input

Setting Strategic Priorities

Our new strategic plan will be made up of two areas: core services and strategic priorities. Our core services will be the things that are the library's "bread and butter. " Examples include circulating popular materials, providing public computers and wifi, early literacy activities, etc. Strategic priorities will be determined based on the feedback we ... read more about Setting Strategic Priorities

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