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Cornwall Public Library
The Library’s Plan for the Future
Cornwall Public Library created a new Strategic Plan in 2013 after consulting with the community, partner agencies, the library board and library staff. The library has a new vision and mission to carry us into the future along with four areas of strategic focus.
The public library is Cornwall’s place for discovery, connection and enrichment. Cornwall Public Library is highly recognized for its important role in building strong communities through:
- Connecting services to residents wherever they are;
- Supporting literacy attainment, learning, and achievement;
- Providing Cornwall’s residents with vibrant spaces for the enjoyment of social interaction, community engagement and cultural expression.
Cornwall Public Library provides residents with excellent collections, spaces and experiences to support their reading, learning and leisure needs. The Library is a leader in developing essential literacy skills and provides lifelong learning opportunities for all of its residents in a variety of contemporary physical and digital environments that are welcoming, dynamic and inclusive.
Areas of Strategic Focus
- POSITION the Library as a key agency for Early Childhood Literacy and Lifelong Learning
- ADVANCE the cultural initiatives of the City
- EXTEND library use by raising awareness of Library services
- BUILD the Library’s capacity to realize its Vision
City of Cornwall Invites Residents to Weigh in on 2014 Budget
The City has launched an interactive online budget survey at which allows residents to build their own budget and show City officials how they would spend their tax dollars. Residents can also provide comments on various City services. Click http://cornwall.citizenbudget.com/ to start!
The Library's Annual Report
In 2012, Cornwall Public Library continued to expand its role in enriching the lives of our community, with more people than ever visiting us, in person or through the web, and accessing our services to record-breaking levels.
Check out our 2012 Annual Report to review some of the highlights from last year.
Cornwall Public Library
7th Annual Writing Contest
Get Creative - Get Writing
Click here for the 2013 Writing Contest Rules, Judging Criteria, Formats and Entry
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Book Signing With Jennifer Debruin - Special Christmas Release
Author Jennifer Debruin will visit the library Saturday, December 21 for a special Christmas Release of her new book, Shadows in the Tree.
Engulfed in the American Revolution, the United Empire Loyalists are compelled to abandon their homes and flee to the king’s land in Québec.
Maria Catrina Eamer, alone in safeguarding her children on their exodus, steps from the shadows of her husband’s life and reveals the true price paid for loyalty.
Inspired by incredible Canadian history and the people who lived it.
Jennifer will be at the Friends Shop in the library from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Dec. 21 for the signing. Makes a great Christmas gift.
Can’t wait? The book will be available for purchase from the Friends shop in early december. Return to have it signed on the 21st. Click here for poster.
It’s back! YAC’s (Youth and Children) annual Bookmark Contest is on, and we would like to see your design ideas for next year’s monthly bookmarks. This contest is open to youth 17 years and younger.
Click here to download the bookmark form. Use your browser button to print the form. Designs must be made in black marker or pen, for easier printing.
Prize: A library bag full of goodies….