Long Range Plan
Oelwein Public Library Long Range Plan for 2016-2019
MISSION STATEMENT: The foundation for a future of life-long learning.
SERVICE RESPONSE: Create Young Readers
GOAL: Children and their caregivers will have access to materials, programs and services designed to enhance their interests
and promote reading, writing, and listening.
OBJECTIVE: Annually invite a children's author to give a presentation.
OBJECTIVE: A series of Family Literacy Nights will be delivered by 2018.
SERVICE RESPONSE: Satisfy Curiosity: Lifelong Learning
GOAL: Residents will have the materials, resources, and programs they need to explore topics of personal interest and continue
to learn throughout their lives.
OBJECTIVE: Residents will have the opportunity to attend bi-annual informational community forums designed to address
OBJECTIVE: Continue to apply, annually, for traveling exhibitions sponsored, in part, by the American Library Association.
OBJECTIVE: Provide opportunities for teens to engage with each other through book clubs and writing groups by 2019.
SERVICE RESPONSE: Visit a Comfortable Place: Physical and Virtual Spaces
GOAL: Residents will have safe and welcoming places to meet and interact with others or to pursue personal interests independently.
OBJECTIVE: By 2017, a library Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Plan will be completed.
OBJECTIVE: A library building maintenance plan will be developed by 2019.