Strategic Plan 2018-2022

The 2014-2018 Library Board has produced a Legacy Document following more than a year of consultations with the community, staff, and experts.  The result is a SMART document (strategic, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time oriented). The Strategic Plan is produced in two versions:

To assist in achieving the Strat Plan and its vision over the next four years, the Library Board will release annual action plans and the staff will develop an annual workplan.  Additionally, the board committee structure, as of October 2018, has been aligned to three of the goals, while the fourth falls under the CEO's roles. The committee and CEO reports shall directly align to the Strategic Plan, action plan, and work plan for transparency and accountability to the vision and Strategic Goals of the Board. 

Mission Statement

The Blue Mountains Public Library is the dynamic centre of community engagement where everyone is free to create, explore, learn, research and connect in an inclusive environment. Updated May 2018 by community.

Vision Statement

To be a multi-branch library system, with a thriving museum and gallery, that meets the ever-changing interests and needs of the diverse population of the Town of The Blue Mountains. Approved September 2018.

Values Statement

Values Word Map

GLAM Mandates

The Gallery at L.E. Shore acts as a centre for arts and culture in The Town of the Blue Mountains. The Gallery has a focus on artists and art forms of The Blue Mountains and our local area, as well as providing education to the community in the area of arts and culture.

The Blue Mountains Public Library supports 21st Century literacies by ensuring equitable access to information in all its forms to grow an informed and connected citizenry.  As a community hub we offer programs and spaces which enable people to gather, socialize, learn, and play. 

The archive acquires and preserves local documentary objects at the Craigleith Heritage Depot in support of the community museum mandate. The wide range of archival material is a key resource that assists museum exhibition, education and programming as well as individual and community interests in the area of history, heritage and culture.

The Craigleith Heritage Depot community museum provides tangible links to the community, via artifacts, and intangible associations via memory, stories, and folklore.  Through conservation and collection management the museum is a steward of local culture and natural heritage.  As a designated heritage building, the Depot is not only the community museum facility, but a significant part of the collection.