September 18, 2023–

Cromaine District Library announces the launch of its new strategic planning process. This process is intended to produce CDL’s next strategic plan, an outward-facing document laying out the Library’s vision, mission, goals, key initiatives and priorities for the next 3-5 years.

“By revisiting our mission and clarifying our priorities, we hope to ensure that library services remain a vital and valuable resource for every resident of our Library District for years to come,” said Director Sarah Niedert.

Please consider attending one of their Strategic Planning Focus Groups (90 minute sessions):

Adult Focus Group, Wednesday, September 20,
7:00 pm at Cromaine District Library.
Click here to register.

Parent/Caregiver of Children Focus Group, Thursday, September 21,
11:15 am at Cromaine District Library *bring your kids! This session will be shorter!
Click here to register.

Teen Focus Group, Wednesday, September 20,
3:00 pm at Cromaine District Library.
Click here to register.

Virtual Adult Focus Group, Wednesday, September 27,
7:00 pm virtual via Zoom.
Click here to register.

Please help the Cromaine District Library plan for the future. We value your input and look forward to your participation. The end result will be a plan for the Cromaine District Library that will clearly identify and respond to the needs and wants of the community.

To inform the strategic plan, the Library is creating several opportunities to hear from community residents and stakeholders about what’s important to them. The Library is working with ReThinking Libraries, a strategic planning firm that specializes in assisting libraries to become vibrant, 21st century institutions. Harnessing the facilitation strengths and experience of the ReThinking Libraries team, CDL will be conducting interviews, focus groups, surveys and meetings to ensure its new plan reflects the valuable perspectives and insights of those the Library serves, as well as community partners and collaborators. Cromaine District Library encourages those who live, work, and study in the library’s district (which includes all of Hartland Consolidated School District, including Hartland Township and portions of Brighton, Deerfield, Genoa, Oceola and Tyrone Townships) to lend their voices to the planning process by taking a short survey and/or attending one of the planned focus group sessions. You do not need to be a library regular to share your feedback!

Cromaine District Library’s Survey is accessible by clicking the link below, and should take 10-15 minutes to complete. Paper copies are also available in the library.