Cambridge Public Library Strategic Plan

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Why a new Strategic Plan?

So much has happened since we created our last plan, and it’s important for us to have a up-to-date plan to guide us through the years ahead. That starts with learning what’s important to you.


Community Forums

We hosted community forums at every library location between February 27 and March 9.

Thank you to all who joined us for conversations about your hopes, dreams, and aspirations for Cambridge, and how the Library can contribute to this this future.

Community Survey

Our Community Survey was open from February 19 – March 11. 

Thank you for taking the time to share your and priorities with the Library. 

Stay Informed

We enjoyed hearing from you in person and online.

Our next steps will be to review all the great input that you shared with us through the community survey, community forums, and idea walls.

 We will continue to share updates on our planning process through this website.

Maria McCauley

Our new strategic plan

A Note from the Director, Dr. Maria McCauley
Maria McCauley

Dear Cambridge Residents, 

With the New Year upon us, the Cambridge Public Library is launching a process to update our Strategic Plan. So much has happened since the last plan was created almost four years ago – most notably our STEAM Initiative (in partnership with the City’s STEAM Initiative and the Department of Human Services) to engage families and the public in quality science, technology, engineering, arts and math learning experiences! 

Your input and ideas are a vital part of this process. We’d like to know what you think about our collections, services, programs and spaces, as well as to learn what other ideas you have for improving this great library system. In the coming weeks, you’ll be invited to share your ideas by taking an online survey, or by attending a community forum at one of our libraries. We’ll use your valuable input to understand the priorities of the Cambridge community.  

This strategic planning site will be updated regularly to keep you informed of our progress. 

We look forward to hearing from you! 

Thank you to the Cambridge Public Library Foundation and Friends of the Cambridge Public Library for their support of the strategic planning process.

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