What kind of community do you want? 

We asked, and you told us! In February 2015, nearly 400 paper replies decorated the walls of the Main Library Idea Box with answers to the question: what kind of community do you want? Here are the answers, distilled into a single word cloud created using Wordle.com

Keep talking, we're listening

We host Community Conversations to gain public knowledge, which help shape the library's strategic plan

We always want to hear what you have to say. Please keep sharing, in person and online.

  1. What kind of community do you want to live in?
  2. Why is that important to you?
  3. How is that different from how you see things now?
  4. What are some of the things that need to happen to create that kind of change?

To participate in and/or host a conversation, email library Executive Director David Seleb at d.seleb@oppl.org.

Libraries leading transformation

Why are we asking these questions and leading this process? It is no longer sufficient for the library to report on our outputs as a measurement of our success. We must be able to tell the story of our impact on the community we serve, to demonstrate the difference we make in people’s lives, to create or recreate the kind of community people want. This is what Community Conversations are designed to do – to engage and to transform communities.