Library and Community the Focus at Pawlet Potluck Dinner
The Pawlet Public Library inaugurates its Community Potluck Dinner Series on Sunday, April 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. After dinner, the Library will share what it has learned about the community’s aspirations from an engaged strategic planning process that began last fall. Bring a dish to share and your own place settings.
The Library’s Strategic Planning Committee met over the course of six months with 13 community groups and several individuals to determine what matters most to the community it serves – primarily the villages of Pawlet and West Pawlet. From this information, three service priorities were established to guide the organization’s decisions about programming, funding, staffing and facility needs for the next four years. A summary report of community aspirations, challenges and recommended changes will be presented at the event, and made available to participating organizations to help inform their own planning.
“We thank all the community members who took the time to participate in this process,” says Library cirector Mary Lou Willits. “With the guidance of Eric Freudenberger, outreach and engagement consultant for the Southern Adirondack Library System, we are creating a strategic plan that is rooted in the needs and aspirations of the community, while leveraging resources and developing relationships through partnerships and collaboration.”
To view additional public programs offered April through December and a roster of children’s programs, visit pawletpubliclibrary.wordpress.com, or stop by to pick up a printed brochure. The library is housed in a renovated and accessible historic grammar school building at 141 School Street in Pawlet. For more information, call 802-325-3123.