The Library had previously developed an extensive long range plan in 2012. Under the previous plan, the Board focused on cultivating a library that reflected the growing diversity in Bergenfield and which would serve as the town’s “lifelong learning and cultural center.” Members from the 2012 Strategic Planning Committee met periodically since the plan launched to plan various multicultural programs that celebrated the town’s diversity.
As the Library prepared to commemorate its Centennial anniversary in 2018, the Board decided that an updated long range plan would be a fitting way to celebrate this important milestone. Led by Dr. Nelson Reynoso, Vice President of the library board, a formal Strategic Planning Committee was established in August 2018 and was tasked with developing a new long-range plan.
Starting in June 2018 and working through December 2018, the Committee reviewed past practices, surveyed the community, investigated demographic trends, analyzed usage statistics and comparable trends, discussed current strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities facing the Library, prioritized future capital projects and formulated a new strategic plan for 2019-2024.
Mission – What We Do
The Bergenfield Public Library provides educational opportunities, resources and services that empower residents of all ages to maximize their true potential and unlock the best in Bergenfield.
Vision – What We Aspire To Be
We will be a friendly and dynamic destination where learning and group collaboration thrives. As the community continues to evolve, we will quickly respond to the changing needs of our diverse patrons.
Core Values – What We Believe
ACCESS – We provide a friendly and helpful learning environment that supports free access to library resources and the exchange of information
ADAPTABILITY – We embrace change and anticipate future services and technologies that will satisfy residents’ evolving interests and needs
COLLABORATION – We develop cooperative relationships with community organizations, local governmental agencies, groups and other libraries
COMMUNITY – We offer a well maintained facility to serve as a community gathering place where residents can connect with each other
DIVERSITY – We celebrate Bergenfield’s diversity and curate collections, programs and services that are inclusive to all residents
EDUCATION– We stimulate imagination as well as promote lifelong learning, self enrichment and literacy in all forms
- EXPERIENCE – We cultivate a knowledgeable and courteous staff who are passionate about assisting library users and provide a comfortable and welcoming environment