Strategic Plan

2017 was a strategic planning year for DGPL. With your input, we've created a plan to guide us for the next three years. Check this page for updates and email Library Director Julie Milavec at with questions.

January - March 2017: We gathered information from staff, community stakeholders, residents, and the Library Board of Trustees through online surveys, in-person interviews, and small focus groups.
See what we heard here:     

Infographic of one page strategic plan

May 2017:  The Board approved the One-Page Strategic Plan 2017-2020, which conveys the Values, Purpose, Core Services, and Strategic Focus on May 24, 2017. It can be used as a handout, poster, or conversation prompt. 

June 2017:  A first draft of the full Strategic Plan, including an Action Plan, was presented to the Board. The Action Plan lists goals, objectives, and actions, with measurable outcomes and target dates for completion. The Action Plan is primarily an internal document to guide the library’s planning, budgeting, and delivery of services and resources.

July 2017: A second draft of the full Strategic Plan was presented to the Board, along with a Capital Needs Assessment which establishes priorities and estimates.

August 2017: The Strategic Plan 2017-2020 and the Capital Needs Assessment were approved. 

Long Range Financial Plan is being developed.

2018:  The staff began implementing changes, including new initiatives such as 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and programs for small businesses. Plans to update lighting on the second floor, Kids Room restrooms, and the Circulation Desk are in the works. Cross-departmental teams have been formed for outreach, programming, and service excellence.

Links to the documents: