Input Needed for ICPL Strategic Planning Process

by on March 3rd, 2014

The Iowa City Public Library is working on a new strategic plan and needs input from the public about how the Library will serve the community in the future.

“This is your Library; tell us what direction we should take in the next five years,” Library Director Susan Craig says.

One way the community can provide feedback is participating in a focus group. Eight focus groups for Library users of varying ages and backgrounds will be held in March.

1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, March 7, in the Library Board Room.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, in the Library Board Room.meeting-clipart

4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, in the Library Board Room.

Ethnic and Racial Minorities
10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 8, in the Library Board Room.

Parents of Young Children
2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8, in the Library Board Room.

Home School Community
1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in the Library Board Room.

Businesses/Downtown District
4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in the Library Board Room.

People Age 55 and Older
10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. March 26, in the Education Center at the East Side Recycling Center, 2401 Scott Blvd.

The Library Board Room is located on the second floor of the Library.

The focus groups will be conducted by Library planning consultant. The groups are open to anyone residing in the Library’s district service area – Iowa City, rural Johnson County, University Heights, Hills, and Lone Tree – but registration is required.

To register, visit or call (319) 356-5200.

2 Responses to “Input Needed for ICPL Strategic Planning Process”

  1. Claudia G C Wade says:

    Dear Sirs/Madams

    We think that the ICPL should add a branch library on Rochester Avenue where there is space to build and there will be plenty of parking for the library patrons to use. The Main Branch could still stay downtown, but because it is hard to find parking downtown, a branch library would help increase patronship of the ICPL.

    Check out the Springfield ILL and the Portland Oregon libraries where there are also branch libraries that are used as adjuncts to the Main library. You will see what we mean.

  2. Meredith Hines-Dochterman says:

    Thank you for your response! We hope you will attend one of our focus groups to share this input. If you are unable to make it, please consider filling out the online survey (which should be available next week).

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