Long Range Plan cont'd:

Goal: Provide multi-faceted resources and assistance for all ages to continue learning throughout their lives by

Objective: Expanding upon early literacy programs, resources and services

Activities 2013

  • Investigate packaged early literacy program (such as PLA Every child ready to read)
  • Streamline GRO program to focus on Adopted Book Centers
  • STEM programming included throughout the year
  • Create "The Gift of Reading and Books" which includes working with Friends on special kid's book sales; cooperate with Present Tense to create gift book brochures and tags; build a book tree and distribute to needy families
  • Redesign Children's Room to accommodate all CR resources in 1 space
  • Redesign Children's Room webpage to accommodate all virtual resources in 1 space

Activities 2014

  • Based on investigation in 2013, Early Literacy Program selected and implemented
  • Implement and re-brand GRO program with Adopted Book Center focus
  • STEM programming with 4H partner - NYS summer reading initiative
    Book on every bed initiative added to Gift of Reading Program
    Children's Room physical redesign includes all media resources for children
  • Children's Room webpage redesign includes universal access resources and more web based read alouds

Objective: Being proactive in utilizing technology in response to patron requests and expectations

Activities 2013

  • Redesign webpage
  • Create mobile app
  • Work with Nioga to include e-resources in catalog
  • Begin to loan e-readers
  • E-book/e-reader by appointment established
  • Staff tech. education and training becomes standardized at monthly meetings
  • Investigate/evaluate the use of tablets, hand held devices as library staff tools
  • Outoor digital sign installed
  • Flat screen message board added on library main floor
  • Investigate RFID
  • Digitization is focused on: more local history on webpage; purchase small scanner  for in-library use; portable flip scanners for loan; plan for professional digitization machine

Activities 2014

  • Library webpage updated regularly with ease
  • Based on 2013 inquiries, next steps are taken on: portable devices for staff use; touch screens; professional digitization equipment; RFID
  • Staff technology education and training includes any new initiatives and remains a focus

Objective: Fostering a culture of innovation and civic engagement

Activities 2013

  1. Develop and loan special collections with accompanying policy and promotion  (ex. tools, hobby supplies, media equipment, toys, video games)
  2. Plan for space needs associated with public use of professional digitization  equipment
  3. Investigate the creation of topic based discussion groups, round tables
  4. Re-vitalize cooperative initiatives with area cultural agencies
  5. Plan for 125th anniversary of library which takes place in 2014
  6. Participate in annual Day of Caring (United Way) project
  7. Promote use of the library to local civic groups
  8. Use READ campaign to promote library usage

Activities 2014

  • Use data from special loan collection to facilitate creation of additional user  groups that would use the library as a central meeting space and resource center (similar to current knit and crochet groups)
  • Space decisions and alterations made concerning where to house professional digitization equipment
  • 125th library anniversary celebration takes place - information, programming, exhibits throughout the year
  • Based on investigations made in previous year, one new topic based discussion group begins
  • Working with area cultural agencies and promotion of library to local civic  groups continues
  • Participate in annual Day of Caring
  • Continue READ campaign

Desired Outcomes for Goal: Life-long learning

  • GRO Adopted Book Centers are continually used
  • Renovated virtual and physical CR spaces show increased usage
  • Gift of Reading initiative is established and more children's books put in young hands
  • Early literacy and STEM programming increased
  • New technology increases use of library by 1-2%
  • Partnerships established with local civic groups, cultural organizations increase library's visibility in the community
  • Library gains additional active users and user groups