VPL 2020 Strategic Plan

WELCOME FROM THE BOARD CHAIR AND CHIEF LIBRARIAN

Mary Lynn Baum VPL Board Chair Sandra Singh VPL Chief Librarian

We’re delighted to share the VPL 2020 Strategic Plan with you because it holds the collective vision of thousands of Vancouver residents, VPL patrons, and staff. Over the past year, we connected with thousands of people in person and online. From those conversations we heard two clear themes. First, protect the library we all love – the one filled with books on shelves and spaces for contemplation. Second, help Vancouver residents thrive in the future by providing tools to create, opportunities to connect, and ways to be inspired and included as the world around us changes. VPL is, and always will be, a free place for everyone to access ideas and information. VPL will increasingly become a place of connection and understanding. We’re about more than books on shelves. We’re about the possibility in each of us. An active mind becomes smart. An open mind becomes wise. Free your mind as you read about what VPL will become.

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