The Evanston Public Library Board’s Strategic Planning Committee invites community members to participate in two upcoming focus groups.

Both will be held on Thursday, May 5, the first from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library, 1703 Orrington Ave., the second from 6 to 8 p.m. at Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Avenue

The Evanston Public Library Board’s Strategic Planning Committee invites community members to participate in two upcoming focus groups.

Both will be held on Thursday, May 5, the first from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library, 1703 Orrington Ave., the second from 6 to 8 p.m. at Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Avenue

Community members will have the opportunity to share ideas about current library services and enhancements and to imagine services that will help move the library forward in meeting the future needs of our community. Space is limited, so please RSVP to eplfocusgroups@epl.org or 847-448-8650 with name, address, phone number and location of choice by the end of business on Monday, May 2.

The community focus group is another part of a broader strategic planning process that includes seeking input from community leaders and library staff in focus groups and interview settings. In addition, community members can participate in an online survey to help chart the course for library services. Paper copies of the survey are available at the Levy Senior Center, Robert Crown Center, Fleetwood-Jourdain and Chandler Newberger Centers. The survey is available through April 29.

The Strategic Planning Committee is comprised of Library Trustees, staff and community representatives and is coordinated by Miriam Pollack of Miriam Pollack + Associates. It will develop a plan with goals and action steps for enhancing and extending library services in the next three to five years.

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  1. Homeless hangout

    Recently, I tried to use the services of the Evanston Library and found it to be a hangout where the window tables are occupied by  homeless folk with all their junk. They sleep,eat and whatever they can get away with.  This is why we are funding the Evanston Public 'Shelter' oops library?

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