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Long Range Plans

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Long Range Plan

Wilton Public Library

November 2008 Update


Goal:  The Wilton Public Library will provide a minimum of “B Level” service to the community.






1.  New Facility

December 2008 – Match Vision Iowa Funds

Spring 2009 – Groundbreaking

Spring 2010 – Move into new facility


2.  Update the Community Study every five years.  Scheduled for 2008-2009.


3. Do Output Measures for Statistics

            Title, Author, Subject (Fill rate)            Annually

            Document Delivery                              Annually

            Reference Questions                             Annually

            Daily Visits in One Week               Semi-Annually

            In-Library Use of Materials                      Semi-Annually


4. Review Long Range Plan yearly and update as needed.


5. Review Policies annually and update as needed.


6. Develop and implement Disaster Recovery Plan in 2009.




1.  Staffing:  Provide a consistent level of service throughout open hours.

            Have Director and Assistant Director be certified librarians.  Have new

                        library aides become certified as soon as possible. 

            Train all staff to handle reference questions, Interlibrary Loan Requests and basic

                        computer help.

                                    Do training program in-house.

                                    Use classes offered by the State and Region when possible.

                                    Do annual evaluations.


2.  Accessibility:  Increase the public’s access to library service.

            Add 6 open hours.  Open Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am. And Friday from 10-3

                        to provide more consistent hours and more morning hours.

            Re-evaluate hours after being in the new facility 6-8 months.

            Maintain Sunday hours.

            Maintain the library’s web page to provide information.

3.  Collections:

            Weed collections by 15 % until move to new facility.

            Continue building collection of music CDs, Books on CD, and DVDs. 

            Gradually weed collection of VHS tapes and books on tape.

Continue Reader’s Advisory program to review new books and recommend

            Purchases so that a broad range of interests are covered.  Continue

            Getting the “Book Pages” and take suggestions from all patrons.

            Update the juvenile collection.

                        Remove worn and outdated books.

                        Re-classify juvenile non-fiction and place in one area.

4.  Programming:

            Continue to sponsor the book club by providing space and books.

            Summer Reading Program for adults

            Develop more programs for adults.

            In new facility, provide programs in cooperation with other agencies.

            Continue working with Tweens and Teens with regular meetings, summer

                        Programs, and special events.

            Children’s Programming:

                        Summer Reading Program

                        Story time on Monday evening and a possible morning.

                        Outreach through daycare delivery.

                        Outreach program at the Central State Bank.


  1. Equipment:

At new facility, change to wireless internet service.  Currently have 12 public

use computers.  Increase number of computers as budget allows. 

            Set replacement schedule for computers – one per year.
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