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Danbury Library strategic plan envisions curbside pick up of holds, delivery to homebound, satellite book drops

The Danbury Library’s 2019-2024 Strategic Plan was recently approved by the Library Board of Directors.  The Board plans to expand programming and services into the community, beyond the library building. 

Library officials are looking to create a curbside location to pick up holds for library materials, explore methods to deliver materials to the homebound, and identify locations for satellite book drops, little free libraries, and shared collections.  This will help meet the goal of extending library services, to ensure that all City residents are able to use and enjoy library resources. 

The Board is looking into a process for online library card renewals, text alerts and creating a library app.  In order to expand on-site usage, Danbury Library staff are also looking to schedule more events at times that are convenient for working families and individuals. 

The Board also wants to create opportunities for human interaction lost by the self-check process.

They want to optimize the design of the current library space to ensure an inviting and accommodating environment for visitors.  The Junior Floor will be reconfigured to differentiate the children and teen areas.  Plans calls for creating quiet study areas, but also those that facilitate conversation and community gathering. 

Library staff want to find ways to host activities more frequently on the plaza and beautify library entrances and common points of access.

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