ELA Strategic Planning

The Essex Library has a new strategic plan! We invite you to see our mission, vision, values, and goals, all geared toward stimulating curiosity, nurturing creativity, and enabling discovery. It’s all in the new ELA Strategic Plan 2022-2026.

The Essex Library re-launched our Strategic Planning process, which was put on hold in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The process was 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 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. The library’s last strategic plan was in 2013.

Strategic Planning Committee

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