Chesapeake Public Library Strategic Plan

Values:  Inclusivity | Community | Lifelong Learning | Discovery | Empowerment


OBJECTIVES:

READERS

#1

Improve access to books throughout Chesapeake, including reducing the number of homes without books.

#2

Increase functional literacy for all ages.

#3

Increase the percentage of students entering kindergarten who meet reading readiness benchmarks.

#4

Increase reading proficiency in grades three-eight.

LEARNERS

#1

Increase subject matter experts among staff to help customers improve their education and career paths.

#2

Engage underserved communities in educational and career services.

#3

Reduce barriers to learning in all areas including technology, science, health, print, and digital literacy.

#4

Increase opportunities for volunteers to learn job skills and build resumés.

PARTNERS

#1

Develop partnerships and foster information sharing among the community, City departments, City leaders, and local groups.

#2

Improve staff knowledge and confidence for providing referrals to community resources.

NEIGHBORS

#1

Improve effectiveness, efficiency, and accessibility of physical space to support a culture of inclusivity.

#2

Increase staff presence throughout buildings, to foster awareness and safety.

#3

Build ease of use and satisfaction with the Library’s online presence.

EXPLORERS

#1

Increase offerings of music, fine arts, and other culturally diverse events.

#2

Increase the number and diversity of programs held outside of business hours.

#3

Increase opportunities to connect with the Library and the community through creative and engaging experiences.