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Vision & Strategic Plan

Our Vision:

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

2020 Strategic Goals  

School Success

  • Parents will learn school readiness skills to prepare their children for kindergarten.
  • 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.

Express Creativity

  • The library supports Aurora initiatives for the performing arts.
  • The library supports local schools and businesses with technology and multimedia resources.
  • The library offers programs and events that spark creativity and respond to customer interest.

Welcome to America

  • Customers will obtain the skills necessary to successfully pass the U.S. citizenship exam and have increased access and resources to improve their English.

  • The library will offer training, programs, and information on social services in multiple languages, and other topics families need to participate successfully in American life.

  • The library offers cultural and educational programs to honor and acknowledge new residents’ culture and to be shared with the community.

Feed Your Imagination

  • Customers will have timely access to a popular collection that meets, anticipates, and drives their needs.

  • The library will build a reading culture in Aurora.

  • Library staff are resident’s first and best resource to reconnect with reading.

2017 - 2020 Strategic Goals

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

Express Creativity: Create, Share, and Enjoy Content
Residents, schools, and businesses have the services and support to create original audio, video, print, painting, photography, and 3D content.

Feed Your Imagination: Reading, Viewing, and Listening for Pleasure
Customers who seek materials and programs for personal enjoyment have timely access to collections and programs of interest to them, when and where they want them.

Welcome to America
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.