What do you see when you think about the future of Toledo and Lucas County?

Off the Shelf - Fall 2021


What do you see when you think about the future of Toledo and Lucas County?

At the Library, we think emerging community investments, opportunities, and national recognition are changing the trajectory of our region. With our incomparable staff and resources, the Library is positioned to advance this positive momentum. We’re proud to be part of our region of makers, doers, and dreamers and are excited to realize the future envisioned in this Road Map.

Over the next five years, Library leaders and staff will focus our efforts on making the Library the first place people go when they want to broaden their horizons or connect with one another. I couldn’t be more proud of the work the Library is committed to doing and invite you to join us in driving our strategic priorities to create a bright future for the community. Learn more at toledolibrary.org/strategic-plan.

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– Jason Kucsma, Executive Director, Chief Fiscal Officer


STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

HELP CHILDREN LEARN TO READ (BIRTH – THIRD GRADE)
Have a measurable impact on the individual lives of children (birth through third grade) via Library tutoring, reading, and teacher-outreach programs in direct support of increasing the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment rate and the passing rate of Third Grade Reading Guarantee.

HELP STUDENTS SUCCEED (THIRD – TWELFTH GRADE)
Provide pathways to success in the individual lives of students and young adults through participation in Library afterschool programs, strategic partnerships, and mentorship opportunities.

HELP ADULTS EXPAND THEIR HORIZONS WITHIN OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Ensure ninety percent of Lucas County residents have an active Library card.

PROVIDE TECHNOLOGY ACCESS
Ensure every person in Lucas County has access to a computer and WiFi when they need it.

PROVIDE TECHNOLOGY SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
Ensure every customer can go to any Library location, at any time, to meet and/or expand their technology skills.

SERVE AS THE GO-TO COMMUNITY CONNECTION AND HUB
Position the Library as the institution where community members turn when they want to engage one another or connect with vital community resources.

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