(FPL Press Release, Ferndale 115 News, May 15th 2012 edition)
The Ferndale Public Library is hosting two community sessions to shape the future of the library. Library board president Jim O’Donnell invited the community to attend, “We encourage everyone in the community to come and share their views, hopes and vision for the library.” Residents, citizens, business owners, community group leaders, elected officials and friends of the library from Ferndale and neighboring communities should plan to attend.
The first session, scheduled from 10:00 am to 11:30 am on Saturday, May 19, will focus on reviewing results of the library patron survey (see www.ferndalepubliclibrary.org for more information), assessing the library’s strengths and weaknesses, discussing the community’s priorities for the library and brainstorming key elements of the library’s mission and vision.
The second session, scheduled from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on Thursday, May 31, focuses on brainstorming goals for the library over the next 3-5 years, based on the results of the first community session. Those in attendance will also discuss and prioritize the results of the community brainstorm.
Following both meetings, the library board will hold a open board retreat to finalize the goals. From there, staff will produce a working strategic plan. The library board and community will be able to follow the execution of the strategic plan through documents shared at the library and on the FPL’s website, www.ferndale.lib.mi.us.
All meetings will occur in the library’s community room at 222 E Nine Mile Rd in Ferndale.