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Strategic Plan

Mission

Enrich, Inform, Entertain, Inspire.

To view the entire strategic plan, please click below.

Enrich

Encourage lifelong learning

  • Provide early learning experiences for young children
  • Strengthen the library’s contribution to formal education in DeKalb
  • Support personal growth and lifelong learning

Make the library accessible to all

  • Provide full access to library experiences for people of different abillities
  • Make resources more accessible

Be an excellent place to visit and work

  • Provide a welcoming environment
  • Steward resources effectively
  • Support library staff

Inform

Make library services known

  • Inform DeKalb’s diverse population of what the library has to offer
  • Illuminate hidden resources

Support workforce development 

  • Support Dekalb businesses and non-profits
  • Help prepare residents for successful employment
  • Expand the library’s role in digital fluency

Foster civic engagement

  • Create opportunities for people to become informed and engaged on important issues
  • Be a source for goverment resources 

Entertain

Offer programs that delight

  • Be DeKalb’s source for free informal instruction and programs
  • Embrace the library’s role as a cultural center in DeKalb
  • Bring library programs to other locations 

Build a community of readers 

  • Maintain a diverse and accessible collection 
  • Celebrate reading and writing

Inspire

Foster creativity and innovation 

  • Position the library as a learning lab for creativity
  • Embrace a library culture of innovation 

Utilize community expertise

  • Create local partnerships  
  • Showcase community talent 
  • Engage volunteers 

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