About Us

Mission and Roles of the Beacon Falls Public Library

The Library’s mission is to express the social and cultural foundations of the Town and to play a leadership role in building collaborations and networks. Its roles are to serve the residents as a community center, a learning place for children, and a source of life-long learning and popular materials for all residents.

The Library's Long Range Plan was completed in June, 2008.

The following were identified as Service Improvement Goals in the 2008-2012 Plan.

* Enlarging the Media and Adult collections
* Expanding the reach of children’s programs through outreach to agencies and other collaborative activities
 * Expand resources and services for the public, and collection management services for library staff, by joining an automation consortium of other regional libraries
 * Increase staff abilities to design and manage social networks and other web-based services
* Provide a range of social network and participative web services through a redesigned web site and increased staff
* Play a leadership role in forming collaborations and networks to build support for a better library

New Building Capacities in accordance with state and national standards:
*  19,000 square feet (currently 1,200)
*  34,000 items in the collection (currently 12,500)
*  60 seats for users (currently 15)
*  Program and meeting spaces for 100 (none currently)
*  Small group meeting rooms, display exhibit spaces, computer training lab
*  Separate children’s, young adult, and local history areas
*  Up-to-date- and flexible wiring and communications systems

Our library is affliated with the following organizations:
*  American Library Association
*  Connecticut Library Association
*  Connecticut Library Consortium
*  United Valley Libraries