Our 5-Year Plan

  • Create new spaces for different uses, such as programming, a library of things, a technology center, community meeting rooms, staff rooms, etc.
  • Develop the library’s outdoor spaces for programming, events, and regular patron enjoyment, and to enhance the library’s visibility
  • Offer expanded, including less traditional, services, technology, collections, and programming that meet patron needs
  • Maintain a range of state-of-the-art technology for patron use in the library and for checkout, and provide education and in-depth assistance to maximize patron access
  • Increase access by expanding staff, hours, and user assistance with collections and services
  • Offer professional development opportunities for staff, volunteers, and trustees
  • Design a memorable library brand for use inside and outside of the library and online
  • Pursue a continuing understanding of the demographics and needs of the local community to guide the development of library outreach, services, programs, and collections that best serve all segments of the community
  • Expand outreach and marketing, employing the most effective media possible, to increase awareness of and engagement with the library among users and current non-users
  • Increase the library’s social media presence and use of the web to deliver information and diverse virtual programming
  • Offer/host programming, materials, and services in other locations in the community, outside of the library
  • Pursue offerings that will support community members connecting with each other
  • Add to the library staff an outreach coordinator, who will develop outreach activities and facilitate outreach partnerships in the community
  • Collaborate with the Friends of the Interlaken Public Library and provide content and context for their advocacy of the library to build awareness of, interest in, and financial support for the library in the community
  • Grow and explore new avenues of collaboration with surrounding libraries
  • Further explore, refine, and expand programmatic activities in conjunction with other town and village institutions and organizations
  • Identify and leverage other resources in the community and pursue less traditional avenues of collaboration to enhance patrons’ awareness of and access to library and outside offerings and resources in the community