Strategic Plan

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Paulding County Carnegie Library is to acquire, organize, maintain, and make readily available resources in a variety of formats to meet the educational, recreational, and informational needs of all citizens of Paulding County.


Strategic Planning Session

The Paulding County Carnegie Library Board of Trustees meets periodically to reevaluate the library’s direction and service responses for delivering quality library service to Paulding County citizens. Paulding County’s  residents enjoy an excellent rural public library system that serves a population of 20,000 or less. The last Strategic Planning Session was held in October of 2016.(The population of Paulding County is estimated to be 19,253 according to 2013 U.S. Census Bureau.)


Service Responses

In 2016, after reviewing the library’s defined Public Service Responses from the 2014 Strategic Planning Session, the Board decided to affirm but expand the focus of the library in the following four service response areas:


Create, Retain and Encourage Young Readers: Emerging, Early, and Sustaining Literacy. Children from birth to age five will have programs and services designed to introduce them to books and the library and ensure that they will enter school ready to learn to read, write, and listen. Children in elementary through high school will have programs and materials available to them to nurture and further develop a love of reading and life-long learning.  


Connect to the Digital World: Public Internet and Digital Access.

Patrons will access the digital world using high-speed connectivity, and emerging technologies.  


Stimulate Imagination and Lifelong Learning: Reading, Viewing, Listening and Creating. Residents who want to enhance their leisure and adult learning time will find materials they need in a variety of formats.  Patrons will also be provided the opportunity to create and participate in hands-on learning through library resources and programs.  


Discover Your Roots: Genealogy and Local History. Residents and researchers will have access to the resources they need to connect the past with the present through their family histories and to understand the history and traditions of the community.