Reflecting on all that was accomplished during 2016, we are proud and honored to work with such a talented and dedicated staff serving the needs of a supportive and engaged community. The role of the public library is ever-evolving, and we embrace the challenge of remaining essential to you by providing vital and valued resources, services, and programs.
2016 was a memorable year with opportunities to honor the past, celebrate the present, and embrace the future. We marked the ten-year anniversary in our “new” building and built on the success of legacy programs liked Authors in Chelsea and the Midwest Literary Walk. We highlighted community history through exhibits and digital resources. We worked to improve your library experiences through facility and website upgrades and redesign.
We secured resources to better keep our community connected. Responding to and anticipating the needs of the community we serve, we introduced new collections and sustainable initiatives. To ensure future success, we created our community-driven 2017–2019 Strategic Plan, which will inform our programs, services, and resources for the next three years.
Thank you for helping create a memorable year at your library! We are proud of what we accomplished with you and are excited about the future.
Our commitment to you is to deliver on our mission to engage, inspire, and equip through evolving services and resources. We hope to see you at the Library or out in the community soon!