Plan of Service

Long range plan and technology plan

Long Range Plan

The Sanborn Public library is temporily being housed in the city's community center. We moved all the contents of the library to the community center in August of 2006 while our new building is being built about one block down the street with a completion date of August 2007.

For more than 15 years, residents discussed the need for a new library. The town outgrew our Carnegie building which was built in 1912. There was no longer room for storage, it was not handicapped-accessible. It needed maintenance. We just ran out of room and there was no where to put books but on the floor. A large estate donation was received and the community has also responded very well with generous donations.

In our new library we will have a fireplace and a coffee bar! Someone is graciously refurbishing our old library desk which will be used as our new coffee bar. We will have comfy couches and chairs by the fireplace where you can just sit and enjoy reading! We will have a meeting/craft room for story hour and board meetings!

We will have a computer area for many of our residents to come in and use. Our goal is to be able to teach computer classes in the future.

The Friends of the Library have been great in helping us with the children's area and supplies needed for story hour, etc. 

This document, prepared by the Library Board, is the plan of what is going to happen at the library over the next few years. It shows what we set as priorities to meet the needs of our community.

If your library has a long range plan, enter it here, or upload a file and create a link here.

This document projects up to 5 years into the future and outlines the library's goals and objectives for maintaining and developing collections and services to meet the communities needs. Development of such a plan usually involves the staff, the trustees, and the general public. The plan responds to identified community needs.

Technology Plan


This is our plan on how we will stay up-to-date on the use of technology in the library.

If you have developed a Technology plan for your library enter it here, or upload the file and create a link to it.

Every Iowa library that applies for the Universal Services Fund Discount Program for discounted telecommunications services must have an approved technology plan on file with the State Library of Iowa.  An approved technology plan should establish connections between the proposed physical infrastructure of the information technology and professional development strategies that will lead to library service improvements. Plans should cover at least three (3) years and include goals, strategies and budget information for three years.

Even if your library does not apply for E-rate discounts its a good idea to plan the use of technology for the future.

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.