RED BANK, NJ: The Board of Trustees of the Red Bank Public Library has established a committee for the purpose of updating the library’s Five-Year Plan for the years 2021 – 2026. 

The committee consists of members of the library staff, board members, and resident volunteers.  Meeting regularly since November, the first task has been to design a survey to ascertain the public’s attitude toward the library, and what programs, materials, and services they would like the library to provide. 

The survey will be available beginning in February through the end of April in both paper and on-line format, and in English and Spanish.  Besides the survey, there are plans are to reach out to community, business, and faith groups to both receive input about how the library can better serve the community, and to educate them about resources and services they may not be aware that the library provides.

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The committee’s goal is to have the new plan in place by January, 2021.  Jim Whyte, Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee, said “the role of the library as a resource for literacy, technology and gathering has been evolving to meet our community’s needs.  A strategic plan allows us to identify where to invest resources for services, programs, and new initiatives to make the most impact and community benefit."

Library membership is free to all Red Bank residents, as well as those who work, go to school, or own property in the Borough.

The Red Bank Public Library located at 84 West Front Street, Red Bank provides materials, information, technology and cultural opportunities to enrich, empower, educate and entertain people of all ages and backgrounds.