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Long Range Plan [approved 12-27-16]

Eldora Public Library Long Range Plan for 2017-2019              Approved 12-27-16

The mission of the Eldora Public Library is to strengthen the community by providing access to
information and ideas that enrich, educate and empower its residents.

1. Goals: The Goals of the Eldora Public Library are to:

1.1 Provide and maintain a modern library facility that delivers prompt, efficient and friendly service
responsive to users’ requests for materials and services.

To address this goal the library offers the following.
  Meeting Room
  Computers with Internet Access
  Children's Computers
  Color Photocopier, Printer, Scan, Fax Machine
  Wi-Fi Internet Access
  Microfilm Reader-Printer
  Microfilm of Newspapers, Computer Search Newspapers, Census
  Hardin County Historical Newspapers Online (In-Library Access Only)
  Genealogy and Iowa History Material
  Multimedia Projector
  VHS Player with 32" Monitor
  Overhead Projector
  Slide Projector
  Toys for Children, Puzzles and Games for All Ages
  Wheelchair (Available for Checkout)

1.2 Promote and encourage reading among all ages with special emphasis on preschool and
kindergarten and cooperate with educators to develop each student's full potential as a reader.

To address this goal the library offers the following.
  Interlibrary Loan Service
  Deliveries of Books to Homebound Residents (Including Valley View)
  Book Discussion Books
  Summer Reading Program (all ages)
  Toddler and Preschool Programs in the Library
  Outreach Programs to Daycare Facilities
  Outreach Program to Pinecrest Trailer Court
  Materials That Include:
    Newspapers and Magazines
    Fiction Books
    Nonfiction Books
    Large Print Books
    EbscoHOST Online Magazine Service
    Bridges Online Access to Download Audiobooks and Ebooks
    E-books on Kindles
    Audiobooks on Tape for Children and Adults
    Audiobooks on CD for Children and Adults
    Young Adult Books
    Children’s Picture Books
    Children’s Beginning Readers
    Children’s Chapter Books
    Children’s Nonfiction Books
    Children’s Magazines
    Children’s Picture Book Baskets
    Children’s Book and Cassette Sets
    Children’s Book Activity Kits

1.3 Support community, educational, civic and cultural activities.

To address this goal the library offers the following.
  Programs for Adults
  Art Programs
  Presentations on Popular Topics
  Programs for Youth
  Summer Reading Program
  After School Programs on Early Out Days
  Halloween Party
  Santa Party for Children
  Winter Break Activities
   Book Sale(s)
  ICN Meeting Room for Non Library Activities
  Display Case for Special Exhibits
  Music CDs for Children
  DVD and VHS Videos for Children and Adults

Goals Year by Year

2017 Maintain Current Services Plus:

Begin the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program
Look into Getting a cloud Printer
Look into Getting LED Lights for the Library

2018: Continue Library Services with Changes from Planning in 2017

2019: Continue Library Services with Changes from Planning in 2018