ELA Strategic Planning

Community Members are invited to share your thoughts about library services via our survey and our Strategic Planning Focus Group. We look forward to your feedback!

ELA Strategic Planning Focus Group

Thursday, May 13th at 7 p.m.
Essex Library is collecting feedback as part of our strategic planning process.  It’s important to us that everyone in town has a chance to engage with our planning process. Whether you use the library or haven’t visited in awhile, please join us for a focused conversation led by local resident and strategic planning consultant Patty Dowling.

This conversation will be held via Zoom.  Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvcuyuqzIqE9GBf3nK5sb9jRpwQHur_XAK
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The Essex Library has re-launched our Strategic Planning process, which was put on hold in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The process is facilitated by Essex resident Patty Dowling. Formerly director of the Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries, Dowling has offered strategic consulting services to area non-profits since 2018.

The library aims to complete the strategic plan by the fall. The plan will include actionable and measurable goals for the library to achieve over the next three to five years. The library’s last strategic plan was in 2013.

The purpose of strategic planning is to create an opportunity for residents and other interested parties to discuss community needs and find out how the library can align services with those needs.

Strategic Planning Committee

Kathy Bonomi, Chair
Rita Christopher
Jo Kelly
Peter McAndrew
Betsy Sandberg
Deborah Smith, Ex-officio
Ann Thompson, Ex-officio


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Thank You for Your Support!