Community Consultation

Every four years The Blue Mountains Public Library approves a four-year organizational Strategic Plan. The 2018-2022 Strategic Plan was completed in Fall 2018 and will remain in place into 2022, when the new four-year Plan is approved.

Our  Strategic Plan Process was approved on May 20, 2021 by the Board including research model, timelines, and Phases of the Strategic Plan Development. 

Coming Events 

As we continue our planning in Summer 2021 we will be adding various activities and events where you can provide your voice to this process. Check back often as dates and times may change due to weather.

Focus Group - Parents

Wednesday October 20, 2021

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Group to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

The theme for this focus group is Parents. All are welcomed to bring their thoughts around this topic. A fun activity will be provided for children of parents/caregivers in attendance between 4-11 years old.

Spots are limited. Please register in a household so we may plan seating. Also, if you are registering a child for the children's activity, please list their first name and their age.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants (except for children under 12) must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption. If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 x146
Email: BMPLconsultation@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Strat Plan Drop-In

Tuesday October 26, 2021

Time: 4:30pm - 5:45pm

Location: Craigleith Community Centre - Lakeshore Road East, The Blue Mountains.

Stop in to chat with our CEO and the Board Chair about any issues, services, programs, or governance matters you would like addressed in our next Strategic Plan. No registration is required.

Contact: Dr. Sabrina Saunders, CEO
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/community-consultation.cfm

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Focus Group - Museum

Tuesday October 26, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Craigleith Community Centre.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Groups to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

The theme for this focus group is Museum. All are welcomed to bring their thoughts around this topic. This focus group will be held at the Craigleith Community Centre at 132 Lakeshore Road East.

Spots are limited. Registration is required for contact tracing and seat planning.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption. If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Focus Group - Rural Communities

Thursday October 28, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Ravenna Hall.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Groups to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

The theme for this focus group is Rural Communities. All are welcomed to bring their thoughts around this topic. This focus group will take place at Ravenna Hall at 628299 Grey County Road 119. 

Spots are limited. Registration is required for contact tracing and seat planning.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption. If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Strat Plan Drop-In

Monday November 1, 2021

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Board Room.

Stop in to chat with our CEO and the Board Vice Chair about any issues, services, programs, or governance matters you would like addressed in our next Strategic Plan. No registration is required.

Contact: Dr. Sabrina Saunders, CEO
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/community-consultation.cfm

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Post-It Note Activity: Kick Off Event

Tuesday November 2, 2021

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot & L.E. Shore.

It's Back! And Bigger Than Ever!

The Blue Mountains Public Library's famous Post-It Note Activity is back and better than ever starting Tuesday November 2nd and running until Tuesday, November 23rd. To support physical distancing, we'll be having this drop-in activity over 3 weeks. This is a key part of our Phase II, so stop in and stop in often.

How It Works

This is where the fun happens! When you stop in to Craigleith Heritage Depot or L.E. Shore, you'll find fun and interactive questions on walls and windows that are about your BMPL GLAM (Gallery, Library, Archive & Museum). You then get to grab a post-it note pad and a sharpie and write down all your great ideas, insights and visions.

How many can you add? As many as you like! You can even comment on other post-it notes, too! Add a checkmark, expand on an idea or make a comment.

Raffle Draw

Each time you stop by BMPL and participate in the Post-It Note Activity you'll also get a ticket for our Raffle Draw. You'll have your choice from a variety of prizes to chose from for your chance to win. You'll definitely want to stop by often between Nov 2-23rd to get as many chances as you can to win in our Raffle Draw. The more times you stop by and participate the more chances to win! Winners will be announced after the Post-It Note Activity concludes.

For Kids & Teens

Kids' and Teens' voices matter, too! We'll have paper up on our walls just for you with tons of markers available so you can colour all over it. Get creative and draw what you'd like for your BMPL GLAM! Each time you return and participate is a chance to get another ticket for a chance to win in our Raffle Draw. Stop in often for more chances to win prizes! Do you see a picture or idea that you like? Comment on it, put a checkmark or a heart! Show others what a great idea it is with your support!

Kick Off Door Prizes

We'll be offering special Door Prizes to the first few folks who stop by to participate when we kick off the event. Door Prizes will be offered to the first few folks at L.E. Shore at 10:00 am and at Craigleith Heritage Depot at 12:00 pm! Prizes are from local small business throughout The Town of The Blue Mountains and are waiting just for you!

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLconsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca

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Focus Group - Educators

Wednesday November 3, 2021

Time: 3:45pm - 5:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Groups to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

The theme for this focus group is Educators. This is a broad term that includes childcare professionals, private tutors, homeschooling parents (etc.). All are welcomed to bring their thoughts around this topic. Let us know how we can support you in your classrooms, as well as support your students after school hours in our physical and virtual branches.

Spots are limited. Registration is required for contact tracing and seat planning.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption. If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Focus Group - East End Discussion

Saturday November 6, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Craigleith Community Centre.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Groups to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

The theme for this focus group is East End Discussion. All are welcomed to bring their thoughts around this topic. This focus group will take place in the Craigleith Community Centre at 132 Lakeshore Road East.

Spots are limited. Registration is required for contact tracing and seat planning.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption. If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Focus Group - Arts & Culture

Wednesday November 10, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Group to help inform our next Strategic Plan. 

The theme for this focus group is Arts and Culture within The Town of The Blue Mountains. All are welcomed to bring their thoughts around this topic. 

Spots are limited. Registration is required for contact tracing and seat planning.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption. If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Focus Group - Open Topic

Saturday November 13, 2021

Time: 10:00pm - 12:00pm

Location: Ravenna Hall.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Group to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

Instead of a theme for this focus group, participants are encouraged to bring any items of discussion that they think is important for our Strategic Planning Working Group to hear. This focus group will take place in Ravenna Hall at 628299 Grey County Road 119.

Spots are limited. Registration is required for contact tracing and seat planning.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption. If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Focus Group - Open Topic

Wednesday November 17, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

Join the BMPL team at our Community Consultation Focus Groups to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

Instead of a theme for this focus group, participants are encouraged to bring any items of discussion that they think is important for our Strategic Planning Working Group to hear. 

Spots are limited. Registration is required for contact tracing and seat planning.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption.If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Focus Group: Tweens

Thursday November 25, 2021

Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Group to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

The theme for this focus group is Tweens. It will take place during our Tween Advisory Group program. 

Spots are limited. Registration is required for Tween Advisory Group

If you are a parent or guardian of a tween who would be interested in a tween focus group, please email BMPLconsultation@thebluemountains.ca and we will add you to a wait list. 

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Strat Plan Drop-In

Saturday November 27, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Board Room.

Stop in to chat with our CEO and the Board Vice Chair about any issues, services, programs, or governance matters you would like addressed in our next Strategic Plan. No registration is required.

Contact: Dr. Sabrina Saunders, CEO
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/community-consultation.cfm

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