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The New Rochelle Public Library Board of Trustees is hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 7:00 – 8:30 pm. This is the second community meeting the Board is hosting to gather input from New Rochelle residents and Library patrons regarding the Library’s programming, services and facilities. The ideas generated at this and the previous meeting and via a survey released in August will be used to guide the goals and objectives of the Library’s next strategic plan to be implemented 2021- 2026. The meeting will take place in the Ossie Davis Theater, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, and will also be accessible virtually.
The New York State Education Department requires that all public library systems develop a five-year Plan of Service that serves as the basic agreement between the State and the governing board of the Library, making possible the payment of state aid to the system. Failure to have a strategic plan puts the Library’s eligibility for state grants (such as construction, Arts & Culture, economic development, etc.) at risk. More information about the strategic planning process can be found on the Library’s website, https://nrpl.org/about/board/strategic-planning-at-nrpl.
“Your input will enable our library to become the resource, institution and haven our community needs, now and well into the future”, said Whitney Barrat, President, New Rochelle Public Library Board of Trustees.
Registration is required to attend the meeting in-person or virtually, and may be done online at bit.ly/NRPLCommunityMeeting or by calling Jordan Cosby at 347-619-2892 (ext. 714) between 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. Spanish language translation is available. Mask wearing in the theater will be required for all attendees. A recording of the meeting will be posted on the library’s website: www.nrpl.org.
New Rochelle residents and Library patrons can also provide their input via a survey, accessible online at bit.ly/NRPLSurvey. The survey is available in both English and Spanish and will be available through October 3. Patrons and civic groups may also request a meeting to further discuss the strategic plan with a member of the Board and/or the Library Director. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.