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Henrico County Public Library launches plan for the future

Henrico County Public Library recently released its Library Services Plan, which includes new mission, vision and goals for the future of the library. The planning process, launched December 2010, engaged a wide range of stakeholders in developing a plan for the future.

Through online and print surveys, in-person sessions and individual interviews, more than 7,000 members of the community shared what they liked about the system and what needed enhancements. More than 1,500 of the survey participants shared stories about the library’s impact on their lives. Story excerpts can be viewed at http://www.henricolibrary.org.

Officials identified four main goals through the process:

  • Enhancing collections (materials, eBooks, DVDs and books) and making them available in a timely manner to customers;

  • Enhancing community outreach efforts through public relations, the Bookmobile and other methods and improving dialogue with minorities, seniors and others;

  • Providing customers with high-quality classes, programs and customer service;

  • Providing physical spaces (buildings, rooms and cafes) that will welcome and engage customers during hours that meet their needs.

  • The library system consists of four area and five branch libraries, a bookmobile, a law library, and headquarters. During the most recent fiscal year, the libraries welcomed more than two million visitors and circulated 3.8 million items.

    For details about the Library Services Plan, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org/mission
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    ‘Proof of Heaven’ coming to Glen Allen


    Dr. Even Alexander, a New York Times best-selling author who has been featured on Oprah and Dr. Oz, was in town last week to promote his June 27 talk, "Proof of Heaven," at Glen Allen High School.

    Alexander (pictured, at right, while Unity of Bon Air church member Harry Simmons interviews him) has written about what he considers to be his journey through the afterlife.

    Tickets to this month's event are $25 and will support the new Bon Secours Hospice House being built later this year. > Read more.

    Innsbrook Rotary celebrates 25 years


    The Innsbrook Rotary Club, which is celebrating its 25th year in 2015, has completed a number of volunteer projects this year and raised thousands of dollars for various organizations through three events.

    The club's annual rose sale, benefit for youth live auction and Virginia Fire Games competition, combined with individual and corporate donations, have raised nearly $70,000 – money that the club contributes back to the community.

    FeedMore is the beneficiary of the club's 25th anniversary project, which provides refrigerated trailers to be used for the distribution of food throughout Central Virginia. > Read more.
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