Planning Timeline

The Concord Free Public Library Corporation is dedicated to collaborating with all stakeholders – the Town of Concord, patrons, Library staff, community organizations, and Concord-based educational institutions. This timeline reflects our work to date.

Focus Groups

October 29, 2014  –  January 7, 2015

Representatives of the following groups and organizations participated in focus groups to discuss the future of the Library and help to inform the long-range plan:

  • Concord Band
  • The Umbrella
  • Minuteman Arc
  • Friends of the Performing Arts
  • Rotary Club
  • First Connections
  • Fenn School
  • Concord Recreation Department
  • Concord Academy
  • Concord Police Department (Safety Officer)
  • Concord Adult Education
  • Concord Middle School
  • Willard School
  • Thoreau School
  • Alcott School
  • CCHS Learning Commons Librarian
  • Youth Coordinator
  • Concord Carousel Preschool
  • Concord Children’s Center
  • Play and Learn Together
  • Town Manager
  • Fire Chief
  • Director of Concord Municipal Light Plant
  • Director of Planning and Land Management
  • Director of Public Works
  • Chief Information Officer
  • League of Women Voters
  • Library Committee
  • Friends of Concord Free Public Library
  • Library Corporation (Trustees)
  • Patrons

High school students

  • Council on Aging
  • Newbury Court
  • Orchard House
  • Concord Art Association
  • First Parish Church

ENGAGEMENT EVENTS

February 2018

  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018 CFPL Neighbor Engagement (7:00 pm, Academy Lane)


March 2018

  • Wednesday, March 14, 2018 CFPL Staff Boot Camp #1 (2:30 pm, Trustees Room)
  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018 CFPL Staff Boot Camp #2 (10:00 am, Trustees Room)
  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018 CFPL Neighbor Engagement (7:00 pm, Trustees Room)
  • Friday, March 30, 2018 Kick-Off – Community Conversations and Coffee, Theme: Children’s Services (10:00 am, Children’s Space)


April 2018

  • Monday, April 2, 2018 CFPL Public Forum (led by Kerry Cronin) (5:30 pm, Trustees Room)


May 2018

  • Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Presentation at Newbury Court


June 2018

  • Monday, June 18, 2018 Library Supporter Information Session (4:00 pm, Community Room, Fowler)


October 2018

  • Tuesday, October 2, 2018 CFPL Bringing the Project to Life Brainstorming Session (9:00 am, Trustees Room)
  • Thursday, October 18, 2018 CFPL Fall Public Forum (6:00 pm, Concord Town House)


November 2018

  • Monday, November 26, 2018 CFPL Staff Boot Camp #3 (2:30 pm, Fowler Branch)


January 2019

  • Thursday, January 24, 2019 Project Introduction to the Milldames (1:00 PM, Fowler Branch)


In Progress

  • March 6 and March 20, Spring Public Forums (Main Library)

 

Additionally, the Library Corporation has met with the League of Women Voters (Fall 2017) and Commission on Disability (October 2018).  We also held an early Public Forum in September 2016 (at the Town House) and a Monument Street neighbor event (May 2017).

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