Strategic Plan and Annual Report

Letter from Director

I want to thank everyone involved with our CCLS Strategic Planning efforts for all of the time, dedication, energy and thoughtfulness that they put into “Envisioning Our Future”. Please take a moment to look at the plan.

This plan builds upon the foundations laid three years ago with Jason Alexander (Capacity for Change, LLC) who shepherded us through a detailed and extensive community evaluation and communication.  We built upon that work to revise our plan that reflects the current environment and our customers’ needs for the future.  The survey and other data gathering we did remain below for your review.

It's only with everyone's support and input that we have developed an outstanding forward-looking Strategic Plan that will lead to our sustainable success! It truly is through working together and envisioning positive outcomes that we will be a nationally recognized library system providing opportunities for all county residents to contribute to healthy, safe and economically vibrant communities throughout Chester County.

Joseph L. Sherwood
Executive Director
January 1, 2018

Current Strategic Plan

Background Documents


National Surveys & Assessments

During our strategic planning process we took part in 2 additional national surveys and assessments that informed our planning process. Following are the analysis of those efforts:


Previous Strategic Plans

Previous CCLS Strategic Plans and reports:

Annual Report