Strategic Plan, 2017-2019 : Priorities and Goals

Scarborough Public Library
Strategic Plan 2017-2019

Priorities & Goals


  1. Provide access to high quality services and collections
    1. Provide access in multiple formats
    2. Explore Common Borrower’s agreements with neighboring libraries
    3. Promote resources for independent and formal learning
    4. Maximize user experience of high-speed Internet access (MSLN)
    5. Support staff development including providing appropriate time and space
    6. Review library hours to improve patron access
    7. Develop community Cloud space
  2. Promote life-long learning
    1. Support early childhood learning
    2. Coordinate summer learning opportunities with educators and commercial programs
    3. Identify and meet the needs of New Mainers
    4. Promote customized digital learning (courses and locations)
    5. Promote job skills and resources
    6. Provide teen life-skills support (money management, babysitting, college prep.)
    7. Provide senior computer/technology and enrichment series
  3. Engage the community in developing and promoting resources and partnership opportunities
    1. Expand opportunities for civic engagement – public affairs, opportunities for conversation (use media)
    2. Volunteer Service Coordination
    3. Develop multi-generational programming
    4. Convene community-wide conversation on defining Scarborough as a “Digital Community”
    5. Promote Outreach
    6. Expand Business Partnerships
    7. Partner with the school department to discuss afterschool safety and use of library
    8. Identify new opportunities to promote the library with users and non-users
  4. Provide a versatile, welcoming, and safe space that serves as an anchor for the community
    1. Review use of outdoor spaces
    2. Develop plan for Library expansion
    3. Determine Library’s role as an Art Center and what is needed to provide service
    4. Provide business support services
    5. Conduct a security review
    6. Define the Library’s role as a cultural center and develop appropriate response
    7. Address stated interest in providing a Café and drinking fountain
    8. Define what a maker space for our library might include