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| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:45

    June 16th village planning board meeting cancelled Warwick - The Village of Warwick Planning Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 16, has been cancelled. The next scheduled meeting will be Tuesday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m. For additional information, call 986-2031 ext. 108. Library’s 2011-16 strategic plan now available online Warwick - The Albert Wisner Public Library has completed its strategic plan for 2011-2016 and has made it available online at the library’s Web site (www.albertwisner The library board uses a strategic plan to utilize its resources to meet the community’s needs and expectations in regards to library service within a certain time frame, in this case from 2011 to 2016. The new plan is the product of the library board, library staff and members of the community who came together in a series of meetings held over the past spring and summer. In the meetings, the participants discussed what the library is and what it could be. From the community’s suggestions and recommendations a library mission statement and goals were developed for a strategic plan. “The Albert Wisner Public Library is the community’s favorite place to meet, learn, and to discover,” reads the library’s new mission. “The library daily connects people to each other and the world.” Strategic goals that were determined from the meetings include: Create a destination library and involve the whole community. Build community awareness and recognition of the library and its programs. Provide easy access to information technology and digital services. Secure all funding sources to create a sustainable future. These goals will be used by the library board and the staff to develop specific action steps that will achieve the Library’s mission. Albert Wisner Public Library receives $12,987 state Library Construction Grant Warwick - For the fifth year in a row, the Albert Wisner Public Library has received funding from the state Public Library Construction Grant program. The latest funding of $12,987 was used to provide improvements to the library’s parking lot including curbing and additional spaces for the heavily used new facility. “We had originally planned for a parking lot that would not be so heavily used so quickly, and while pleasantly surprised that spaces were at a premium from the opening of our new facility,” said Library Director Rosemary Cooper. “We knew from the first day we had to find a way to keep cars parking along the edges from getting caught in the mud and to design a few more spaces for especially busy times. As it is, if we have a special event, people are parking along McFarland Road, but this improvement has made parking in the lot safer when we are at full capacity.” This grant brings the total state funding provided for our new library to $251,156. Previous grants were used to construct the sidewalk to the library, install water and sewer lines and add technology and furnishings.