The New Britain Public Library recently completed a community-based long range planning process, resulting in a number of goals for service during the coming years. Below are some of the major priorities identified in this process. This process was generously funded with grants from the American Savings Foundation and Community Foundation of Greater New Britain.
For further information please contact Business Manager Marci Limberger at 224-3155 Ext. 114.
Priorities in the NBPL Long Range Plan:
- Develop an Early Literacy Program, which would include partnerships with other organizations serving babies and new parents.
- Expand Homework Help center in main library and add a homework center for K-12 in all branches
- Explore options for increasing the available parking spaces on High Street. Engage neighbors and the City in seeking additional parking for the Main Library’s users.
- Increase the number of Internet workstations in all locations.
- Keep up with new technologies; employ staff knowledgeable in the latest technologies.
- Hire multilingual employees in public service positions.
- Partner with other community agencies in reaching out to welcome and support new immigrants.
- Expand the offering of daytime programs for adults, including speakers, discussion series and movies.
- Expand partnerships in the community.
- Expand resources for learning English.
- To help bring people downtown, thus making it a safe, thriving community, aligning with the Arts Alliance and the Chamber to forge a partnership for a better New Britain.
- Investigate opportunities to market programs and services through community organizations, such as Hospital for Special Care, Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain Senior Center, YMCA, etc.