The Denver Public Library
The Denver Public Library connects people with information, ideas and experiences to provide enjoyment, enrich lives and strengthen our community.
2015 Strategic Plan
The Denver Public Library 2015 Strategic Plan is created by the executive team and approved by the Denver Public Library Commission. The strategic plan helps guide our efforts, budget and resources for the year ahead. Below are the specific initiatives we’ve created to help meet our community impacts and continue to help customers across Denver access the resources, programs and services they need.
IMPACT: Children from birth are immersed in literacy-rich environments where they discover the joy of reading and learning, motivating them to achieve and graduate from high school.
Early Literacy Storytimes and Outreach to Parents, Caregivers and Teachers
Build on the Library’s existing initiatives that focus on school readiness and school achievement. Focus on extending services, materials and opportunities for 0-5 year-olds and their parents in Denver’s literacy challenged neighborhoods.
Provide targeted and engaging out-of-school learning opportunities focused on science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) for children and teens in the Families with Children supergroup and the Metropolitans market segment. Build on the success of Summer of Reading, After School is Cool and the ideaLAB.
IMPACT: People’s lives are improved by acquiring the resources and skills needed to prosper and contribute to Denver’s economy.
Technology Access and Training
Provide targeted technology access and training to help bridge the digital divide and offer opportunities to learn and excel in a world of rapidly changing technologies.
Services to New Immigrants
Support and welcome immigrant, refugee, and asylee populations by providing targeted delivery of library resources and programs and access to community networks.
NEW for 2015: STEM
Define and help realize the Library’s role in providing informal science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning for all ages, working with relevant Library initiative teams and aligning with existing community STEM efforts.
NEW for 2015: Career Online High School
Re-engage adults to prepare them for new career opportunities and admission into a post-secondary education institution by providing an accredited online high school education.
IMPACT: People’s lives are enriched by reading, learning and engaging in experiences that make Denver a better place to live.
‘Engage’ Branch Adult and Family Programming
Engage adults and family audiences in fulfilling, dynamic, and unexpected experiences while reaching the specific market segments of each branch.
Mobile Apps and Virtual Services
Define and develop mobile and virtual services and resources that connect customers to the Library and community.
NEW for 2015: DPL Satellite Service
Explore new options and concepts for delivering library services in Denver neighborhoods near transit-oriented and high-density developments.