Library plans for the next five years
The City Council approved the Estacada Public Librarys five-year strategic plan during its meeting Monday, July 8.
The plan identifies goals and objectives for the library for the next five years.
Library Director Michele Kinnamon said the library hopes to better serve Estacadas Spanish-speaking population.
To that end, the library will host a focus group with Spanish-speaking community members Thursday, Aug. 8.
Were hoping to hear from a robust group what theyd like to see in the library, Kinnamon said.
That goes for everybody, though.
Kinnamon encourages people to call, email, talk or leave comments about what theyd like from the library.
She said she hopes local families will see the library as a place to go to, an alternative to sitting in front of the television.
Shes mulling the idea of having a family story time that harkens back to oral traditions through the generations. Maybe theyll read folk tales.
Among Kinnamons other goals, shed like for Estacada to have a Friends of the Library group.
She noted that the Estacada Public Library is the only one in Clackamas County that does not have a Friends of the Library organization.
Kinnamon thinks this may be due in part to the myriad volunteer opportunities in Estacada. The library is in competition for volunteers.
Changing technology is the hardest thing to plan for with the librarys five-year plan, she said.
Computing is the number one thing thats changed, and its going to keep on changing, she said.
The Estacada Public Library is lucky enough to have the money to make computer purchases.
But its hard for the librarys leaders to predict which computers and devices will have the greatest longevity and use.
Its hard to anticipate what we should get, Kinnamon said.
Nevertheless, the library has budgeted to purchase five computers in the coming year.
Copies of the strategic plan are available at the librarys information desk. Its also available on the web: estacada.lib.or.us/about-us/mission-statement.
For more information or to leave a suggestion, call the library at 503-630-8273.Add a comment