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New Long-Range Plan

The Lenox Public Library Board of Trustees has approved a new Long Range Plan

Library Board Approves New Long-Range Plan

In today’s climate of public accountability, continual change, and reduced resources, a community-focused strategic plan is essential for effective library service.  On February 26th 2017 a group of community volunteers got together, their role was to represent the interests of the community in shaping a plan for the library that meets community needs. 

The State Library of Iowa requires each certified library in Iowa to provide a mission statement and a written plan.  It was time for the Lenox Public Library to update their five-year plan. 

The new Long-Range Plan has now been prepared by the library director and approved by the library board of trustees, based on the structured input received from the community volunteers about local needs and priorities. 

The Lenox Public Library Board (Marty Cordell, Patty Oliver, Shilo Leonard, John Beran and Lonnie Barker) and staff (Shari Burger, Carol Rogers and Stephanie Giles) are so appreciative of the input received from the 16 community volunteers (Katelyn Belding, Rita Beran, Hannah Brown, Giselle Cantu, Rosy Castor, Ethan Coleman, Kati England, Doug Junker, Linda Kemery, Mildred Loe, Sheila O’Riley, Echo Pierce, Marty Riley, Karen Saltzman, Norma Siverly and Donna Smithson). 

The new mission statement and plan reflect the top three goals provided by the community volunteers. 

  1. Visit a comfortable place: physical and virtual spaces
  2. Support lifelong literacy
  3. Express creativity: create and share content

Click here to go to the new Long Range Plan or new Mission Statement