The Library worked with community leaders to form Community Leaders Advisory Groups to give a more in-depth look to review and shape current and future library services and buildings. The groups’ work paralleled public involvement opportunities with residents.
With the Community Leaders Advisory Groups, Library managers discussed and reviewed an assessment of current and projected library services and buildings. They also worked with the committees to identify and discuss potential partnership opportunities for sites, facilities, joint programming and services.
The groups examined countywide trends and demographic information. The groups discussed current needs at local library branches and discussed potential opportunities for expansions or new sites for proposed new, expanded or relocated facilities where needed.
As the planning process developed, the groups discussed draft recommendations for library services and spaces. They reviewed the types of facilities used to deliver library services, such as full-service libraries, branches in shopping malls, kiosks for library services in high traffic or remote areas, self-service libraries with after-hours access, bookmobile delivery and technology offerings.
The groups are focused in five geographic regions:
Northeast Pierce County: Includes the communities of Sumner, Bonney Lake, Browns Point/Dash Point, Buckley, Fife, Milton, Edgewood, Cascadia, Wilkeson and South Prairie.
Gig Harbor Peninsula: Includes the communities of Peninsula, Key Center and Gig Harbor.
West Central Pierce County: Includes the communities of Lakewood, Steilacoom, University Place, DuPont and Tillicum.
Southeast Pierce County: Includes the communities of South Hill, Orting, Graham, Frederickson and Eatonville.
Central Pierce County: Includes the communities of Parkland, Spanaway, Summit, Midland, Roy and McKenna.
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