Here at the library, we are engaged in a strategic planning process and through that process, we have developed a new mission statement, a vision statement, core values, and three-year goals.
You've probably seen "explore, connect, and grow" on some of our materials recently, including our last annual report and all of our summer program materials. That's because our mission is, "Your Oakland Public Library empowers all people to explore, connect, and grow," and we take it quite seriously.
Hopefully our core values aren't a surprise to you, as we aspire to infuse them into everything we do.
And what about those three year goals? Well, in no particular order, we are working to: