Chesapeake Public Library Strategic Plan
Values: Inclusivity | Community | Lifelong Learning | Discovery | Empowerment
Improve access to books throughout Chesapeake, including reducing the number of homes without books.
Increase functional literacy for all ages.
Increase the percentage of students entering kindergarten who meet reading readiness benchmarks.
Increase reading proficiency in grades three-eight.
Increase subject matter experts among staff to help customers improve their education and career paths.
Engage underserved communities in educational and career services.
Reduce barriers to learning in all areas including technology, science, health, print, and digital literacy.
Increase opportunities for volunteers to learn job skills and build resumés.
Develop partnerships and foster information sharing among the community, City departments, City leaders, and local groups.
Improve staff knowledge and confidence for providing referrals to community resources.
Improve effectiveness, efficiency, and accessibility of physical space to support a culture of inclusivity.
Increase staff presence throughout buildings, to foster awareness and safety.
Build ease of use and satisfaction with the Library’s online presence.
Increase offerings of music, fine arts, and other culturally diverse events.
Increase the number and diversity of programs held outside of business hours.
Increase opportunities to connect with the Library and the community through creative and engaging experiences.