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Strategic Planning

Public engagement initiatives and strategic planning for FCPL

Guiding Statements


FCPL is the essential (re)source to inform, engage, and inspire our community.


We build community and promote literacies through programming, community spaces, technologies, and collections of educational and recreational resources.

What We Value

We are anchored by the following values which guide us in our vision and the fulfillment of our mission:

We build meaningful relationships.

We maximize our impact through dynamic partnerships with individuals, public and nonprofit agencies, library support groups, educators, and businesses.

We reflect and celebrate our community.

We partner with our community and work to ensure that all our resources and services are available to all members of the community. Our people, collection, events, and services are a reflection of the community.

We provide excellent service in every transaction.

We believe in intellectual freedom and fairness. We adhere to professional ethics and treat our customers and our community with respect. We provide fair and equitable access to information, materials, services, and resources.

We promote educational and personal growth.

We are a skilled professional staff who believe that powerful results are possible when individuals exercise their right to learn and to grow. We endeavor to inspire a culture of continuous learning for personal, intellectual, and cultural growth. We champion information literacy for all, leading to an informed community.

We embrace and encourage innovation and creativity.

We adapt and introduce new tools and techniques to meet community needs. We are innovative and creative in our pursuit of excellence.

We anticipate and embrace change.

We anticipate and embrace the changing needs of our environment and act to meet those needs. We change, overcome challenges, grow and adapt to our community and the demands of the information age.

We express a genuine attitude of enthusiasm.

We take pride in doing an excellent job in every interaction we have. We strive to be courteous and welcoming and to provide a quality experience every time. We start every interaction from a position of finding the YES.

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