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Vision & Strategic Plan
Where Aurora Comes TogetherTo Discover, Create, Connect, and Succeed
2021 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.
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.
The privacy and security of your personal information is important to us. The Aurora Public Library District uses the information we collect from you to verify your eligibility for a library card, to communicate with you about items you have borrowed or requested, and to inform you about library services and programs. Your information may be shared with a contracted third party to assist in retrieval of library items. The library maintains computer usage logs for a brief and limited period of time. Information about computer usage and the material you check out is protected by the Illinois Library Records Confidentiality Act. The library collects demographic data on an optional basis to hold ourselves accountable in the service we provide the community. The library does not use personally identifiable information provided to us online except in the aggregate, in order to design services that are responsive to community need.