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Strategic Plan 2023-2026


The mission of the Guilford Free Library is to nurture life-long learning and the reading interests of residents as well as serve as a center of cultural life for Guilford.

Goal 1: Improve accessibility of the space

  • Reimagine current space to enhance accessibility

Goal 2. Increase Physical Space: Years 1 through 3

  • Identify needs that will be served in a larger physical space

  • Pursue grant opportunities for expansion

Goal 3. Increase Programs for Young Children, Youth and Adults: Years 1 through 3

•   Maintain a personal and welcoming atmosphere (for example, Storytime)

•   Continue program outreach to diverse constituencies (children, seniors).  

•   Continue programming that connects Library and Guilford Central School

•   Implement an author’s reading series

•   Continue to increase and enrich summer camps reading series for grades K-4

•   Increase tech programs for adults including how to use Catamount online catalogue

•   Increase the Library’s collection and programming focused on local authors and writing

Goal 4. Build stronger connections with residents: Years 1 through 3

•   Increase outreach to diverse constituencies

•   Maintain and expand fundraising and public relations efforts

Goal 5. Implement succession plan for the Librarian: Years 1 through 2

Approved by the Board of Trustees January 2023

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