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Gentle Reminder

We love that our story room gets used by kids and families.  We love that all the toys and games we stock are fun for you to play with.   Thank you to the many, many people that use the room conscientiously.

But someone left this mess for us to clean up.  That’s not nice.  So here’s a reminder to please think of others and try to leave the room as you found it.

Also, please be sure that you’re not accidentally taking home anything that belongs to the library.  We’ve recently lost a Kermit the Frog and some dinosaur figurines, for example.  If you find them among your toys, please send them home.  We promise to ask no questions.

Strategic Plan

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in our community survey and/or the strategic planning process.  We have put a lot of thought into coming up with a plan for the next three years that addresses the needs of our community.  Please take a moment to check it out, and remember that we are still and always open to your thoughts, needs and suggestions.

Lonsdale Public Library Strategic Plan
2018 – 2021

Community Engagement Focus Area

Goal: Increase awareness of library services and build community partnerships

Objectives:

  1. Boost community awareness of library and its services
  2. Expand outreach offerings to meet community needs
  3. Increase community partnerships
  4. Create a Friends of the Library group
  5. Grow opportunities for volunteers
Operations Focus Area

Goal: Amplify the library as place and staff as resources

Objectives:

  1. Review and revise library environment to maximize its potential for patron use
  2. Establish best practices for staff development
  3. Maximize library funding and resources
  4. Enhance and/or expand public service hours
Programming Focus Area

Goal: Cultivate program offerings to meet varied ages and interests

Objectives:

  1. Grow adult programming
  2. Increase tweens and teens programming
  3. Expand children’s programming
  4. Build family-friendly services and programs
Collections Focus Area

Goal: Evolve the collection to meet diverse community needs and interests

Objectives:

  1. Enrich collection offerings
  2. Expand alternative collection offerings
  3. Develop a local history collection