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Help plan the library’s future

Every few years, the library works together with the community to chart a path forward, to ensure our services line up with what you need. As we prepare to write our next strategic plan, we want to hear from you.

Project Timeline

Demographics & Trend Analysis, January-March 2024

Research Community Needs, May-August 2024

Plan Development, August-September 2024

Library Board Approval, October 2024

Upcoming feedback events

Community Conversation

TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2024
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Walldorf Room

Engage in a lively conversation with library staff and neighbors about the direction of the Plymouth community and what you believe might make a difference in strengthening our community.  We will take what we learn and use it to make our work at PDL more effective and aligned with your needs.

Building Fun: Build the Library of Your Dreams

SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2024
10:00am – 4:00pm
Storytime Room

Drop in anytime between 10 am and 4 pm to play with all of the library’s building toys to show us how to build the library of your dreams. Fun for the whole family! Children under 8 should be accompanied by an adult.

Community Conversation

MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2024
11:00am – 12:30pm
Walldorf Room

Engage in a lively conversation with library staff and neighbors about the direction of the Plymouth community and what you believe might make a difference in strengthening our community.  We will take what we learn and use it to make our work at PDL more effective and aligned with your needs.

Who is listening?

A team of staff from across the library has assembled to listen and learn through a variety of avenues– field studies, surveys, community conversations, customer research, and participatory design processes. They include:

Shauna Anderson, Library Director
Lauren Baker, Youth Services Coordinator
Melanie Bell, Assistant Director
Michelle Berens, Technology Assistant
Marshall Draper, Facilities Technician
Lily Fronden, Technology Assistant
Pam Hakala, Library Page
Zach Hose, HR Specialist
Donna Jackson, Marketing & Visual Design Specialist
Lintecia Johnson, Library Page
Katy Kramp, Adult Services Librarian
Alice McCardell, Adult Services Librarian
Kendra Miller, Circulation Clerk
Patty Soter, Circulation Clerk
Jeff Wears, Reference Assistant
Sarah Winter, Adult Services Librarian
Sandy Young, Administrative Assistant

What Are we Learning

AARP Tax Appts

Plymouth District Library is no longer accepting requests for AARP TaxAide appointments, as we are currently doing callbacks to fill the few remaining spots. For information regarding other AARP TaxAide locations, please visit the AARP Tax Aide Locator for Wayne County.

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Learn more about our outdoor improvements!

I want to announce an exciting project that we are embarking on to celebrate our centennial year. Thanks to the generosity of the Wilcox Foundation, we are reimagining the library’s grounds and planning for the construction of an outdoor event space– the Wilcox Amphitheater. The new space is s…

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Introducing Bella!

Meet one of our Interns, Bella, and hear what she has learned and hopes to learn from us here at PDL! She has also shared some of her favorite books.

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