Strategic Plan

La Crosse Public Library Strategic Plan

Our strategic plan was developed through a process of community participation involving representatives from the board, staff, city executive and political leadership, as well as members of the business, neighborhood, cultural, not-for-profit, and education communities. Our Board of Trustees voted to approve a final version of this strategic plan on September 12, 2023, to go into effect immediately. 


Our Mission

Discover, create, connect.

Our Vision

The La Crosse Public Library is the hub of our community, inspiring inclusion, learning, and connection.


  1. Goal 1: Extend the library’s reach and visibility across the community-Connect people to one another and to the essential community information they need to thrive.
  2. Goal 2: Nurture La Crosse’s diversity-Provide resources and services reflective of our evolving community.
  3. Goal 3: Focus on Library Spaces-Re-envision existing library spaces to prioritize equitable services across the community.
  4. Goal 4: Train and retain exceptional staff-Equip a library team that is confident and excited to enact the library’s mission.

Call for Action

Get involved! We ask members of the community to take an active role in helping us achieve the goals of our strategic plan. How can the library better serve you and your organization? Is there a program you'd like to see that helps serve our community? Let us know!

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