Strategic Planning

Planning is a well documented management tool for organizations and has been emphasized in public libraries for several decades. Specifically, long-range planning:

  • explains the library program to others
  • identifies priorities, strengths and weaknesses
  • provides an anchor for the development of a budget
  • articulates connections with the larger organization
  • provides a blueprint for future development
  • creates a clear sense of purpose
  • provides the basis for ongoing evaluation

It is drafted with the input of the community, and library goals and actionable objectives are set for 3 – 5 years, covering fiscal years 2021 – 2026.
Dighton Public Library’s Strategic Plan. The strategic plan includes all of the supporting documentation to bring us to this working document.