Strategic Plan

Maplewood Memorial Library created a Strategic Plan for the years 2013-2015, which laid the foundation for a 21st century library. We now look to our Building Program, Building for the Future, to guide us through the process of achieving this vision. 

In 2013, our centennial year, we had the opportunity to look toward the future; to consider our role as a place to connect and learn, a hub for innovation and technology, an incubator for creativity, a sustainable community resource, and a destination for community gathering that reflects the tremendous beauty, diversity, and intellect of our town.

The Strategic Plan was the result of a yearlong study by a Planning Committee composed of library department heads and experienced staff. The Plan was greatly informed by community input gathered through a broad public survey, a community forum comprised of leaders, stakeholders and library users, and focus groups for key segments of our population.

We invite you to explore both documents, as we acknowledge what we have achieved, and what we hope to accomplish for the Library and for our community.

If you have any comments or questions about the plan, please call us at 973-762-1622  or email Library@maplewoodlibrary.org.   We welcome your feedback!


Maplewood Memorial Library Building Program 2017-2020

A Library for the 21st Century: Strategic Plan 2013-2015

In the fall of 2012 we surveyed library patrons and other interested parties to learn their ideas and opinions about the Library.  Over 1500 respondents completed the survey.

Summary of survey results.