Mission and Strategic Plan

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Our Values


TCPL Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan for FY2018-2022

Throughout Fiscal Year 2017, the library engaged in a thorough community-based planning process that incorporated input from library staff, trustees, library users, and community leaders. The resulting plan describes our service priorities for the next five years and how we will respond to the needs of Quincy residents of all ages.

The Thomas Crane Public Library Strategic Plan describes how the mission, priorities and goals listed below were developed. This publication also describes  how we will measure progress toward reaching our goals.

Our Mission

The Thomas Crane Public Library inspires curiosity, sparks imagination, fosters community, and connects people to the online world.

Our Service Priorities

Inspire Curiosity: Lifelong Learning
Residents will have convenient and engaging resources and programs that inspire curiosity and support individual growth.

Foster Community: Local Engagement & Resources
Residents will have opportunities and spaces to engage and connect with others, and have easily accessible information about local programs, services and resources.

Connect to the Online World: Digital Access & Literacy
Residents will have access to the Internet, digital equipment, user-friendly gateways to online resources, and the training and support they need to use them effectively.

Spark Imagination: Fun & Enrichment
Residents will have a wide variety of literary, arts, and cultural resources and experiences to enhance their free time and enrich their personal lives.

Our Goals

Children aged 0-7 will discover the joy of reading & develop strong language & literacy skills.

Children aged 0-12 will have engaging resources and activities that nurture interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM).

Adults will have the resources and programs they need to explore ideas and learn new skills.

Adults and New Immigrants will have the support they need to improve their English language literacy and communication skills to meet their personal goals.

Teens will experience a welcoming environment and enjoyable social activities.

Younger Adults and New Residents will have fun and engaging activities, and comfortable spaces, that foster social networks and community connections.

Adults and New Residents will have expert guidance in finding information about community services and activities.

Everyone will have high-speed Internet service in the library, public use computers and other digital equipment, easy access to online resources, and opportunities to explore new technology in a supportive environment.

Adults and Seniors will be comfortable using commonplace digital resources, services and devices.

Everyone will enjoy a wide variety of popular and new reading and media in the formats they prefer, with minimal waiting periods and expert advice on choosing among the options.

Everyone will have fun, engaging, and diverse cultural experiences.

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