The Colleyville Public Library’s 2023-28 long-range plan and citizen survey results were revealed during the March 21 City Council meeting.

The long-range plan, which helps outline the library’s future developments for the next five years, aims to provide recommendations for user-centered service delivery, marketing, collections, technology, programs and services, according to Colleyville Public Library Director Mary Rodne.

The plan referenced the Texas Public Library Statistics for 2020, which showed the Colleyville Public Library excelled in its performance criteria. According to the results, Colleyville’s total circulation is 2.4 times above the state average, and library visits are 21% above peer libraries of a similar size.

The library also conducted a survey enlisting more than 1,400 community participants as part of the overall needs assessment process. Survey results noted positive feedback for staff interactions, facility maintenance and children’s programs. Additional needs identified with the survey included access to Saturday story times for working families, streamlined access to digital collections, expanded access to audio books, more digital content, after-hours holds for pickup and more study spaces.

The plan concluded with three priorities for the library to focus on in the upcoming years: reacting to changing community needs, increasing communication regarding library programs and services, and upgrading older furniture and equipment.