A Message from our Director, Kacie V. Armstrong
The past nine months have been a flurry of activity with the renovation, but you may not have known that we also have been busy planning for the future. Throughout the month of September we’ve hosted focus groups and provided online and print surveys to hear your thoughts about the future of the Euclid Public Library. The Board of Trustees, administration and staff will work with the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System to develop a new strategic plan using the Balanced Scorecard Approach. This process is different from traditional models in that it allows us to clarify our purpose, define spending, support decision making, celebrate achievements and most importantly adjust course in these uncertain economic times. Working together, we’ll develop a plan, share it with the community and begin implementation in early 2014.
We want to assure you that as we’ve made changes to the building and are tailoring our strategic goals, we will not stray from our core mission which is to provide a variety of resources to meet the lifelong learning needs of our citizens. October will be a perfect time to learn more about the resources available to you through the Euclid Public Library. For those seeking information on the Affordable Health Care Act, we have brochures, a dedicated ACA computer, and two programs scheduled to help you make the best decision for you and your family. Learn more by participating in our upcoming Getting Started with Medicare program on October 9 or the Healthcare Reform and YOU program on November 20.
For those interested in new books, check out our featured new book area or join us for an upcoming author discussion. James Renner will speak about his new book It Came from Ohio on October 10 and Dan Krokos will help us celebrate Teen Read Week on October 15 with a discussion about his new book False Memory. No matter what your interest, our staff is here to help you with your academic, personal development and entertainment needs. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming renovation celebration events on October 18 and 19.
(216) 261-5300, ext. 101