Wilkinsburg Public Library

Mission Statement

The overall objective of the Wilkinsburg Public Library is to provide general circulation and reference service to adults, young adults, and children, such service to be without charge.

For this purpose, the Wilkinsburg Public Library maintains an extensive collection of books, periodicals, newspapers, pamphlets, cassettes, maps, microfilm, clippings, videocassettes, and DVDs including both recent publications and stocks of older materials designed to further the knowledge, understanding, and tolerance which develop good citizenship, to serve the most vital interests of the community, and to provide the most extensive service which Library funds will permit.

Strategic Plan

Goal 1: Increase/Expand Library Services

  1. Become a model for library programs
  2. Conduct needs assessment to attract others to the library
  3. Increase family participation in the library
  4. Increase literacy programs
  5. Continue to increase awareness of library services
  6. Continue to weed library services

Goal 2: Renovate/Expand Library Space

  1. Build "Teen Space" at downtown location
  2. Renovate downtown branch
  3. Expand Eastridge branch
  4. Add wireless capability downtown
  5. Add wireless capability at Eastridge branch

Goal 3: Ensure long-term financial sustainability of the library

  1. Continue to ensure county/state funding
  2. Dramatically expand the endowment
  3. Work with state and federal agencies to lobby for additional funding

Goal 4: Continue to increase awareness of library resources and services

  1. Develop a marketing plan for library services
  2. Increase community awareness
  3. Continue to market with ACLA

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