Plan of Service 2022 - 2027


Connecting communities to a world of knowledge


Sheep River Library will enhance our communities by providing access to resources for life-long learning


  1. Working with input from program partners and community groups, volunteer teachers, and individuals, we will expand the reference and support materials annually.
  2. Expand the Local History Collection to preserve local history documents that have been donated, in a permanent and usable format.
  3. Expand the availability of program related equipment for patron usage.
  4. Host one of the special interest travelling book displays once a year.
  1. Support and encourage collaboration with organizations and agencies in the provision of classes.
  2. Explore community resources for additional educational programs; repeat popular sessions, find new options on a continual basis. Solicit feedback from patrons verbally, through surveys, and event/course evaluations.
  3. Continue hosting the Annual Out Loud Series in October of each year, comprised of author talks for adults and children, musical and/or theatrical performances, and workshops.  
  4. Expand and review a calendar of special events for the Library that will become a standard of annual activities for which the library is known community-wide.
  5. Develop the Podcast Recording space by the end of 2022.
  1. Staff and Board will continue the strategies for print-based and electronic marketing including brochures, posters, signage, newspapers and webpage, and social media.
  2. Put covers on the outside signs to protect messaging from vandalism by the end of 2022.
  3. Continue to participate in community activities and festivals.
  4. Regularly monitor bulletin boards so that they are interesting, stimulating and current.
  1. Each trustee will seek out opportunities, both formal and informal, in the community to advocate for the library.
  2. Continue the volunteer recruitment support services and appreciation.
  3. Identify cost and implementation requirements for special projects and investigate grant and project support available. Continue the collaboration with Friends of the Sheep River Library and strive for improved communications.
  4. Work with the two towns regarding the Amalgamation into one municipality in January 2023.
  5. Create a pandemic policy by mid 2023.
  6. Mark the 40th anniversary of the library in the spring of 2023 with an open house and celebration. 
  1. Sheep River Library will be in compliance with the Marigold IT document.
  2. Continue on-going staff, Board and volunteer training in the use of various e-resources.
  3. Establish regular sessions for patrons to receive instruction in the use of e-resources provided by Marigold Library System and use of new hardware.
  4. Install Solar panels in conjunction with the Foothills Energy Co-op by the end of 2023.
  5. Provide more programs via Zoom in conjunction with in-person attendance for vulnerable patrons who cannot enter a public space.