Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2016-2018

Value and Commitment Statements

The Lorain Public Library System values and is committed to:

Maintaining a system of community based libraries reflecting excellence locally and the benefits of "system" globally.
Representation in library leadership from the local communities to assure local ideas are incorporated into the system-wide decision making process.
Building new, and nurturing established, relationships with community partners, businesses, organizations, schools and civic groups.

Information, Materials and Services
Free, open, unrestricted access to resources.
Connecting individuals to the information, materials and services they seek in a friendly, nonjudgmental manner.
Excellence in offering relevant, diverse collections and information in print and audio visual formats along with digital and “cloud based” technologies.
Professional, educated and well trained staff who give excellent, personal customer service.

Education and Literacy
Promoting literacy, fostering all manners of learning, promoting intellectual development and critical thinking.
Providing collections, programming and information to support early childhood literacy.
Being a guide and conduit to the online world.

Providing excellently maintained and equipped buildings and grounds that are valued community centers.
Providing state of the art technologies in buildings and in the provision of outreach services.

Integrity, transparency and accountability in the responsible use of public funds.



Increase public awareness of the Lorain Public Library System.

Serve as community destinations that are welcoming and accessible.

Offer vital, responsive and helpful community resources.

Sustain and develop revenue sources for Lorain Public Library System to provide library services.


 See our Vision and Mission