Long Range Plan

Bell Memorial Library

     Long Range Plan



In April of 2020, we began the process of creating a strategic plan. We were unable to conduct a focus group of community members or to do a community survey due to the Covid pandemic.  The Library Board of Trustees will monitor the Long Range Plan.

The Board has decided that our goals remain the same in 2020 and have extended the same goals into our next Long Range Plan.


Bell Memorial Library’s mission is to provide a full range of library services to all residents of the 1989 chartered service area without discrimination to one’s race, creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation or disability.  The library will provide materials, services, and programs to all.


1) Evaluate library space and utilization.

Project Leader:   Library Manager

Purpose:  To make sure the library space and its contents are in the scope of what the community


Measurement: Compile comments/questions/ideas for the annual board meeting to report what the community has responded.

Action steps:

  • Action Step One- Survey the community
    • Leader: Library Manager
    • Deadline/Timeline: Annually
  • Action Step Two- Create a comment box/section on the website
    • Leader: Library Manager
    • To make sure the library space and its contents are in the scope of what the community desires/needs
    • Deadline/Timeline: Post pandemic
  • Action Step Three – The Board of Trustees reviews policies and schedule based on the community responses.
    • Leader: Board of Trustees
    • Deadline/Timeline: Annually

2) Maintain upkeep of building and grounds

Project Leader:   Library Manager

Purpose:             Consistency in the upkeep of our building and grounds

Measurement:    Ongoing


  • Objective One- Form a building committee
    • Leader: The Board of Trustees
    • Deadline/Timeline: Post pandemic
  • Objective Two- Set up a way to assess/upkeep/ plan projects for library building and grounds
    • Leader: Building Committee
    • Deadline/Timeline: Post pandemic

3) Financial Stability

Project Leader:   The Board of Trustee’s President

Purpose:             To increase the tax levy annually.

Measurement:    To provide an opportunity for the residents of the Keshequa School District to vote on

the tax levy.

Adopted:  11/16/1965

Revised:  1/17/2000

Revised:  12/17/2020