Plan of Service

Long range plan and technology plan

Long Range Plan

This document, prepared by the Library Board, is the plan of what is going to happen at the library over the next few years. It shows what we set as priorities to meet the needs of our community.




A. Maintain normal library activities

            -purchase and processing of books, audios, videos, DVD’s, computer software, and other library                                  materials

            -maintain necessary paperwork to obtain e-rate discounts, Enrich Iowa funds, etc.

            -comply with necessary reports for the State and NEILSA system

            -continue applying for grants

            -promote the library by use of public relations tools including a weekly newspaper article

            -maintain board agendas, budget, minutes, etc.

            -provide copying, faxing, printing, scanning, and laminating services


B. Ongoing Projects

            1. Maintain display cabinet

            2. Maintain children’s programming

                        -story hour

                        -after-school program

                        -summer reading program


            3. Maintain adult programming

                        -Friends of the Aplington Library

                        -Adult Book Discussion Club

                        - Adult Bingo

                        - Computer Classes

            4. Retain full library accreditation

            5. Maintain memorial collections

            6. Continue special activities:

                        -Open House in December

                        -National Library Week celebration in April usually includes demonstration

C. Projects for the Future

            1. Purchase 2 new computers - 2009

            2. Develop card catalogue on the web - 2008

            3. Develop library web site - 2007

            4. Purchase a color laser printer or copier - 2009

            5. Develop a method for meeting genealogical research needs - 2007


Adopted:  2004

Revised: 2007