INTRODUCTION BY BOARD CHAIR
The Village of Innisfree Library (VIL) officially opened July 4, 2012 and since then has increased the size of its collection and the number of programs and services offered. The purpose of this plan is to: continue to build on the initial plan; to increase the number of patrons using the library; and to increase the number of services and programs offered by the library.
In November and December 2019, a short needs assessment was handed out to community groups in place of holding a community planning meeting. From the information gained and discussions with individual groups, the Plan of Service for 2020-2022 was formed.
This Plan of Service will be our guide to ensure the Village of Innisfree Library will continue to be known as a gathering place welcoming all age groups and be the resource center for programs and services within our community.
- Gayle Foyster, Board Chair
RESULTS OF SURVEY AND STAKEHOLDER INPUT
The library service responses which were determined in 2020 are as follows:
1. Satisfy Curiosity: Lifelong Learning. Residents will have the resources they need to explore topics of personal interest and continue to learn throughout their lives.
2. Know Your Community: Community Resources and Services. Residents will have a central source for information about programs, services, and activities provided by community agencies and organizations.
3. Express Creativity: Create and Share Content. Residents will have the services and support they need to express themselves by creating original content in a real-world or online environment.
Village of Innisfree Library provides to all a variety of materials, programs and services in a welcoming, respectful , inclusive environment.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
Know Your Community: Community Resources and Services - Residents will have a central source for information about the wide variety of programs, services, and activities provided by community agencies and organizations.
Goal 1: Village of Innisfree Library Board will provide a variety of programs, services, activities and resources.
1a. Community Members will have access to the 'Community Information Wall' for up-to-date information regarding: career planning, healthcare resources, community resources, etc.
1b. The Community Members will be informed of available programs, services, activities and resources through a variety of methods: mail outs (email and Canada Post), social media, website, radio and local newspapers (Vermilion Voice and Vegreville News Advertiser).
1c. The Public at Large will have the opportunity to access library materials from the 'Little Library' at Birch Lake Campground, Ranfurly Ag Society and possible new locations.
Satisfy Curiosity: Lifelong Learning - Residents will have the resources they need to explore topics of personal interest and continue to learn throughout their lives.
Goal 2: The VIL will work in collaboration with community agencies/organizations to provide resources and programming in response to community needs.
2a. Seniors will have the opportunity to attend one (1) field trip or function organized by the VIL and the Innisfree Seniors.
2b. Community Members will have the opportunity ti attend a Historical Theater performance during a Fair Day organized by the VIL and the Innisfree Historical Society.
2c. Preschoolers will attend the monthly Early Literacy Program at the Library organized by the VIL in partnership with other organizations.
2d. Community Members will have the opportunity to attend one (1) program of interest organized by VIL in collaboration with another organization(s) (M-M-I F.C.S.S., VegMin Learning Society, AHC - Health Promotion, etc.)
Stimulate Imagination: Reading, Viewing and Listening for Pleasure - Residents will have materials and programs that excite their imaginations and provide pleasurable reading, viewing, and listening experiences.
Goal 3: Village of Innisfree Library Board will continue to build a strong working relationship with Delnorte Innisfree School.
3a. Division 2 Delnorte Innisfree School School students will participate in a Ukulele class offered by the VIL during 2020.
3b. Divisions 1 and 2 Delnorte Innisfree School students will attend weekly visits to the Library.
3c. Pre-K to Grade 6 Innisfree Students will attend one (1) monthly planned Library activity (a variety of speakers, Minecraft, Virtual Reality, Lego Workshop, robotics, Story Time etc.)
The Village of Innisfree Library will continue to be known as a gathering place welcoming all age groups and be the resource center for programs and services within our community.