Community Consultation

Every four years The Blue Mountains Public Library approves a four-year organizational Strategic Plan. The 2018-2022 Strategic Plan was completed in Fall 2018 and will remain in place into 2022, when the new four-year Plan is approved.

Our  Strategic Plan Process was approved on May 20, 2021 by the Board including research model, timelines, and Phases of the Strategic Plan Development. 

Coming Events 

As we continue our planning in Summer 2021 we will be adding various activities and events where you can provide your voice to this process. Check back often as dates and times may change due to weather.

Strategic Plan Town Hall

Wednesday September 22, 2021

Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

The BMPL Board will be holding our next Town Hall.  At this meeting the Strategic Planning working group (Laurey Gilles, Vice Chair; Sabrina Saunders, CEO; and Mary Dodge, Manager of Community Engagement) will present the Strategic Planning Process and discuss recommendations our community would like to bring forward for where and how to gather community feedback during the pandemic. 

Registration is required to arrange seating for physical distancing and contact tracing. Please register by household bubble. This event has been moved into The Gallery. Masks and physical distancing will be required. 

Contact: Dr. Sabrina ER Saunders, CEO
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca

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Mailbox Party: Red Wing

Saturday September 25, 2021

Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

Location: Red Wing Community Mailbox - 10th Line & 12th Side Road.

The Blue Mountains Public Library meeting with our rural communities for Community Conversations. Have a quick chat for a chance to win coupons to local businesses in The Town of the Blue Mountains. We want to hear from you as we prepare for the future of your Gallery, Library, Archives, Museum (GLAM).

Join us on the following dates:

  • Sept. 25 | Red Wing | 9:30am - 11:00am
  • Oct. 9 | Castle Glen | 10:00am - 11:30am

Remember to please practice physical distancing and masks are encouraged. Weather Permitting.

We'll see you there!

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/community-consultation.cfm

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Community Consultation at the Farmer's Market

Sunday October 3, 2021

Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Location: Between Town Hall & BVO.

The Blue Mountains Public Library will be participating in the Thornbury Farmer's Market. Check out our booth to learn more about our Strategic Planning Process, and a chance to win coupons to local Blue Mountains businesses! Have a chat with one of our librarians and tell us what you want to see in the future of your GLAM! 

And don't forget to bring the kiddos! We have colouring and a live story time with our programmer, Jen!

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/community-consultation.cfm

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Mailbox Party: Castle Glen

Saturday October 9, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Location: Castle Glen Community Mailbox - Osler Lane & Grey Rd 19.

The Blue Mountains Public Library meeting with our rural communities for Community Conversations. Have a quick chat for a chance to win coupons to local businesses in The Town of the Blue Mountains. We want to hear from you as we prepare for the future of your Gallery, Library, Archives, Museum (GLAM).

Join us on the following dates:

  • Oct. 9 | Castle Glen | 10:00am - 11:30am

Remember to please practice physical distancing and masks are encouraged. Weather Permitting.

We'll see you there!

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/community-consultation.cfm

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Focus Group - Seniors

Wednesday October 13, 2021

Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

Join the BMPL team at one of our Community Consultation focus groups and help inform our next Strategic Plan. 

The theme for this focus group is Seniors. All are welcomed to bring their thoughts around this topic.

Spots are limited. Registration is required for contact tracing and seat planning.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption.If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Focus Group - Teens

Thursday October 14, 2021

Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Group to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

The theme for this focus group is Teens. It will take place during our Teen Group program. 

Spots are limited. Registration is required for Teen Group

If you are a parent or guardian of a teen who would be interested in a teen focus group, please email BMPLconsultation@thebluemountains.ca and we will add you to a wait list. 

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Strat Plan Drop-In

Saturday October 16, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Board Room.

Stop in to chat with our CEO and a Board Members about any issues, services, programs, or governance matters you would like addressed in our next Strategic Plan. No registration is required.

Contact: Dr. Sabrina Saunders, CEO
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/community-consultation.cfm

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Focus Group - Open Topic

Saturday October 23, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Groups to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

Instead of a theme for this focus group, participants are encouraged to bring any items of discussion that they think is important for our Strategic Planning Working Group to hear.  

Spots are limited. Registration is required for contact tracing and seat planning.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption.If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Strat Plan Drop-In

Tuesday October 26, 2021

Time: 4:30pm - 5:45pm

Location: Craigleith Community Centre - Lakeshore Road East, The Blue Mountains.

Stop in to chat with our CEO and a Board Members about any issues, services, programs, or governance matters you would like addressed in our next Strategic Plan. No registration is required.

Contact: Dr. Sabrina Saunders, CEO
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/community-consultation.cfm

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Focus Group - Museum

Tuesday October 26, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Craigleith Community Centre.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Groups to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

The theme for this focus group is Museum. All are welcomed to bring their thoughts around this topic. This focus group will be held at the Craigleith Community Centre at 132 Lakeshore Road East.

Spots are limited. Registration is required for contact tracing and seat planning.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption. If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Focus Group - Rural Communities

Thursday October 28, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Ravenna Hall.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Groups to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

The theme for this focus group is Rural Communities. All are welcomed to bring their thoughts around this topic. This focus group will take place at Ravenna Hall at 628299 Grey County Road 119. 

Spots are limited. Registration is required for contact tracing and seat planning.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption. If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Strat Plan Drop-In

Monday November 1, 2021

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Board Room.

Stop in to chat with our CEO and a Board Members about any issues, services, programs, or governance matters you would like addressed in our next Strategic Plan. No registration is required.

Contact: Dr. Sabrina Saunders, CEO
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/community-consultation.cfm

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Focus Group - Educators

Wednesday November 3, 2021

Time: 3:45pm - 5:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Groups to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

The theme for this focus group is Educators. This is a broad term that includes private tutors, homeschooling parents (etc.). All are welcomed to bring their thoughts around this topic.

Spots are limited. Registration is required for contact tracing and seat planning.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption. If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Focus Group - East End Discussion

Saturday November 6, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Craigleith Community Centre.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Groups to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

The theme for this focus group is East End Discussion. All are welcomed to bring their thoughts around this topic. This focus group will take place in the Craigleith Community Centre at 132 Lakeshore Road East.

Spots are limited. Registration is required for contact tracing and seat planning.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption. If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Focus Group - Arts & Culture

Wednesday November 10, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Group to help inform our next Strategic Plan. 

The theme for this focus group is Arts and Culture within The Town of The Blue Mountains. All are welcomed to bring their thoughts around this topic. 

Spots are limited. Registration is required for contact tracing and seat planning.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption. If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Focus Group - Open Topic

Saturday November 13, 2021

Time: 10:00pm - 12:00pm

Location: Ravenna Hall.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Group to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

Instead of a theme for this focus group, participants are encouraged to bring any items of discussion that they think is important for our Strategic Planning Working Group to hear. This focus group will take place in Ravenna Hall at 628299 Grey County Road 119.

Spots are limited. Registration is required for contact tracing and seat planning.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption. If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Focus Group - Open Topic

Wednesday November 17, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

Join the BMPL team at our Community Consultation Focus Groups to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

Instead of a theme for this focus group, participants are encouraged to bring any items of discussion that they think is important for our Strategic Planning Working Group to hear. 

Spots are limited. Registration is required for contact tracing and seat planning.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption.If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Focus Group: Tweens

Thursday November 25, 2021

Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Group to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

The theme for this focus group is Tweens. It will take place during our Tween Advisory Group program. 

Spots are limited. Registration is required for Tween Advisory Group

If you are a parent or guardian of a tween who would be interested in a tween focus group, please email BMPLconsultation@thebluemountains.ca and we will add you to a wait list. 

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Strat Plan Drop-In

Saturday November 27, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Board Room.

Stop in to chat with our CEO and a Board Members about any issues, services, programs, or governance matters you would like addressed in our next Strategic Plan. No registration is required.

Contact: Dr. Sabrina Saunders, CEO
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/community-consultation.cfm

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