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January - March 2012     VOLUME 16 ISSUE 1
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Lake County Library System Long Range Plan

The Lake County Library System under the guidance of consultant Ruth O'Donnell, has developed a long-range plan covering the Fiscal Years 2011-2012 through 2015-2016. It will serve as a guide for improvement of public services and the methods and procedures System branch and member libraries use to provide those services. The plan which has been approved by the Lake County Board of County Commissioners consists of 6 goals.

Goal One: People will have free and effective access to online resources and services, and their access will be supported with a variety of
instructional activities.
Goal Two: People will find inviting virtual and physical spaces where they can read, reflect, collaborate and connect.
Goal Three: People will find learning tools, services and support to build skills essential in today’s society.
Goal Four: People will find resources and services to excite their imagination through reading, viewing, listening and creating.
Goal Five: Youth and their caregivers will find resources, services and programs to stimulate the ability to read, write and interact across a variety of
Goal Six: The Lake County business community will find relevant resources, services and support.

To achieve these goals we offer a preview of some planned activities!

  • Active library social networking presence to improve communication with customers
  • Online technology tutorials and on-the-spot technology learning for customers
  • Changes in how library space is used
  • A new virtual branch library
  • New collaborations and partnerships with agencies supporting the business community
  • A new array of services for the business community
  • Online homework help
  • English language instruction for large groups
  • Virtual component for Summer Reading Program
  • Add school readiness components to early childhood programs
  • Re-focused print and audio-visual materials collections
  • Virtual entertainment programs
  • And much more!

To view the complete plan, please go to us.