by Lucie Roy
A Plan of Service focus group meeting was held at the Morinville Community Library Sept. 17. Making the presentation was Ken Feser, Library Consultant, Public Library Services Branch with Alberta Municipal Affairs. Community leaders in attendance included MCHS Principal Todd Eistetter, Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools Trustee and Chair Noreen Radford, Musee Morinville Museum Director Murray Knight, Sturgeon School Division – Morinville Public School Trustee Misty Featherley, Councillor Barry Turner, Higher Grounds Manager Crystal Terhorst, Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce President Simon Boersma Rotary Club of Morinville Past President Linda Kilian and a representative from Morinville Christian School.
Input was sought into how the library is doing, what the library could improve on and what services are required in the community that the library could offer.
The three-hour session looked at the community needs assessment and went through a visioning exercise to imagine Morinville ten years from now.
The event was organized by the Morinville Community Library. The library already held their first consultation with board members, staff, volunteers, and Friends of the Morinville Community Library. Additionally, board members have conducted surveys with non-library users.
Every five years the library creates a Plan of Service which guides the programs and services that will be offered. The library’s current plan expires Dec. 31, at which time the new plan will take effect.