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Vision & Strategic Plan

Our Vision:

Where Aurora Comes Together To Discover, Create, Connect, and Succeed

Strategic Goals  

Advancing Through Equity                            

The library supports our community by embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion into every facet of our organization. 


  • The library will establish a more inclusive and equitable working environment.
  • The library will create public spaces that are welcoming and inclusive.
  • The library staff is responsive and accountable to the diverse needs of the community.
  • Library services, programs and resources represent a diversity of cultures and perspectives. 

Achieving School Success                            

Students succeed from early literacy through high school, and parents have the resources to help them. 


  • Parents will learn school readiness skills to prepare their children for remote, hybrid, and in-person learning.
  • Students in local districts will have access to homework help through library resources.
  • Educators in local districts will use library resources to enrich the teaching and learning experience in a changed educational landscape. 

Restoring Aurora                                           

The library supports small business, non-profit, and arts recovery in Aurora. 


  • Library services amplify access to employment and housing assistance.
  • Library programs and events highlight the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion and support social justice.
  • The library’s reading culture and program plan supports healing and mental health post-COVID.
  • Library staff are resident’s first and best resource to reconnect with reading. 

 Welcoming New Americans                          

New immigrants have information on citizenship, English language learning, employment, public schooling, health and safety, social services, and other topics they need to participate successfully in American life. 


  • The library amplifies and strengthens community efforts to aid immigrant families.
  • Customers will obtain the skills necessary to successfully pass the U.S. citizenship exam.
  • The library offers training, programs, and information on employment, health and safety, and social services in multiple languages. 

  Download our Strategic Plan Handout