Library Mission and Strategic Plan

Mission
We connect community members with innovative, value-added services to increase the quality of life and strengthen the fabric of our community.

The overview of the library’s current strategic plan provides examples of activities to meet the goals of the plan.Click here: 2017-2020 Presoctt Public Library Strategic Plan for a pdf of the plan.

2017-2020 Prescott Public Library Strategic Plan

Resources and Opportunities

Goal: Support parents, teachers and caregivers in preparing all children for reading readiness to ensure school success

Examples of Activities

  • Provide information about the library and early literacy to expectant parents
  • Create an ongoing kindergarten library card campaign
  • Collaborate with schools to promote and reward summer reading program participation
  • Coordinate with preschools to offer the Raising a Reader program in Prescott

Goal: Provide library materials in a variety of formats that meet the needs of community residents

Examples of Activities

  • Create a teacher request service to supplement classroom instruction and subject-oriented “Books to Go” bags for teachers and families
  • Address demand for materials by analyzing use of the collection and purchasing accordingly
  • Offer residents who have hearing and vision impairments assistive technology and related training

Goal: Provide programs and activities that allow community members to learn something new

Examples of Activities

  • Partner with community organizations and individuals to present programs at the library
  • Target audiences not currently attending programs by developing programs of potential interest

Space and Sustainability

Goal: Partner with Friends of the Prescott Public Library to provide value-added services to patrons

Examples of Activities:

  • Partner with Friends to create an annual report for the library
  • Request funding from Friends to repurpose the reference area to utilize space for individual study

Goal: Provide opportunities for community members to help the library operate in an effective and efficient manner.

Examples of Activities

  • Recruit volunteers for staff support
  • Collaborate with the Prescott Computer Society to provide technology help

Service and Connection

Goal: Provide exceptional customer service

Examples of Activities

  • Analyze and respond to customer satisfaction surveys
  • Create a process to identify and repair damaged DVDs and CDs

Goal: Communicate effectively with community members about library programs and services

Examples of Activities

  • Identify and implement outreach activities to serve residents not using the library
  • Target Prescott newcomers with library information

Goal: Evaluate the library’s response to community needs and library performance

Examples of Activities

  • Develop convenient and accessible suggestion boxes
  • Offer online and paper customer satisfaction surveys