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Five Year Plans

The following are good examples of detailed five year plans that clearly present a plan for all aspects of the library . . .

A five year plan should, at the very least, include the following elements:

  • A vision or mission statement that identifies the goal of the five year plan
  • Identify the key areas or issues that will be addressed by the five year plan (Examples: library materials collections, library services and programs, library policies and procedures, facilities, technology, staffing/personnel, administration, outreach)
  • Identify a goal for improvement or enhancement of the key areas or issues
  • Clearly define a plan of action for the key areas or issues
  •  Present a plan for each key area or issue over a five year period (i. e., for year one of the plan, present goals and plan of action for each key area then do the same for the remaining four years)



Library Name

Under 10,000

Craig County Public Library

10,000 – 25,000

Essex Public Library

Mary Riley Styles Public Library

25,000 – 50,000

Danville Public Library

Fluvanna Public Library

Petersburg Public Library System

50,000 – 75,000

Campbell County Public Library System

Pittsylvania County Public Library

75,000 – 100,000

Appomattox Regional Library System

Portsmouth Public Library


Jefferson-Madison Regional Library

Lonesome Pine Regional Library

Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library

Newport News Public Library System

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