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Strategic Plan

The library is required to submit a 3-5 year strategic plan to the North Dakota State Library.  The strategic plan is designed to communicate the vision and direction of the library between the board, the staff, and stakeholders (the people of Barnes County).  It is a guide to inform our decision making for the next few years and create continuity as the composition of the board and staff changes during that period.

Part of our strategic planning is focused on meeting all the Standards for Public Libraries adopted by the North Dakota Library Coordinating Council, May 2019. 

Due to the limitations experienced during the COVID Pandemic years, the Library Board extended the strategic plan by one year to allow more time to achieve the goals set forth in this document.