Matheson Memorial Library Strategic Plan, 2024-2026
The Mission of the Matheson Memorial Library is to connect our community with library
resources and services that enrich, enlighten, and entertain.
Matheson Memorial Library will provide excellent customer service and quality materials, resources,
programs, and experiences. We will provide free access to these in a comfortable and welcoming
environment. We will promote partnerships in the community, encourage lifelong learning, and
evolve to meet the needs of the community.
That an accessible and free library is fundamental to a free society.
In literacy and lifelong learning.
In intellectual freedom and the personal privacy of all our users in accordance with the law.
● Excellent service
We offer quality service to all users. Staff is friendly, helpful, and committed to enhancing user
experience with each interaction.
We practice courtesy and civility in our actions and attitudes; we value, support, and respect all
patrons and staff.
We celebrate unique talents and work cooperatively towards the library’s goals with trust and
● Open Access
We value free and open access to all collections and services in a nonjudgmental manner to all
individuals and protect the privacy of all users.
● Innovation, imagination and creativity
We value continuous learning and innovation; we encourage creativity, imagination and the life of the
● Responsiveness to community needs
We strive to offer materials, programs, and experiences that meet the needs of our community.
● Good Stewardship
We are responsible stewards of the resources that have been entrusted to us and are accountable for
proper use of public funds.
We value the background and culture of our residents and recognize that a diverse community fosters
growth and tolerance.
Strategic Initiatives and Goals
The library will strive to communicate to our service community clear and accessible information
regarding our services, materials, programming, and outreach.
The library’s communication will not be limited by our physical building; We will be willing to engage
with the community directly.
The library will advocate for support, resources, and continued growth of the library’s services,
collections, and staff.
The library will inspire people to connect more deeply as a community.
The library will support diversity, equitable and accessible services, and inclusion for all members of
The library will strive to build and maintain connections with community organizations.
The library will empower people to learn, explore and connect.
The library will offer opportunities for people to pursue lifelong learning.
The library will support community organizations, including the school district and Literacy Council,
in developing literacy for all ages.
The library will strive to be a welcoming and accessible place for all members of the community.
The library will continue to build collections in all formats that reflect our community and satisfy their
information, education, and entertainment needs in accordance with our policies and available
The library will continue to offer and promote a wide range of programs that reflect our community
and satisfy their information, education, and entertainment needs in accordance with our policies and
Please read our previous 2020-2023 Strategic Plan HERE