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Posted on: January 14, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Coffee & Community Conversations Discuss Library's Strategic Plan


The Rock Island Public Library is hosting three "Coffee and Community Conversations" to share its 2019-2022 Strategic Plan, and talk about how community input helped it come up with the priorities and projects in the plan.

Three identical "Coffee and Community Conversation" sessions on the Strategic Plan will be offered:

6:00 pm, Monday, January 21, Downtown Library, 401 19th Street.

6:00 pm, Wednesday, January 23, 30/31 Library, 3059 30th Street, and 

2:00 pm, Thursday, January 24, Southwest Library, 9010 Ridgewood Road.

The Strategic Plan is the product of a year-long "turning outward" planning process created by The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, and the American Library Association's "Libraries Transforming Communities" project. Over the course of 2018, the library hosted conversations inside and outside the library with residents, small community groups, staff, library boards, and others about their aspirations for Rock Island. Additional input came from a similar effort, the Quad Cities Big Table discussions.

The library reported to participants about what was learned in the sessions, and discussed projects and tasks needed to help it fulfill goals that arose out of the first community conversations. Copies of the plan will be available at community meetings.

"The goals and strategies within the plan are part of a long-term process designed to propel the Rock Island Public Library, and the community we serve, into the next decade, said Angela Campbell, Rock Island Library director.

For more details about Rock Island Library services and events, visit the library website, call 309-732-READ, or follow the library on social media. 

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