In 2012, the Cleveland Public Library released its Strategic Plan to guide decisions and prioritize actions for the next two years.
One of the strategic priorities outlined in the document is CPL150, a initiative to prepare the library’s branch system for its 150th anniversary in 2019. That means engaging our community in substantive conversations about our service model, the changing demographics of the city, our fiscal situation, and the condition of our buildings.
What should the Library’s neighborhood presence look like in 2019? Does every service outlet need to provide the same services? Can we design services and service delivery systems that are customized to individual neighborhoods, based on local need? The Community Vision Plan is intended to help CPL and the communities collaboratively respond to these questions.