Darebin Libraries and Learning Strategy

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Outcomes 2020-21

To find out what we were able to achieve for our community over the last year please 
view the Darebin Libraries and Learning Strategy 2020-24 - Outcomes 2020-21. 

We would like to take a moment to recognise that it’s been a challenging year for library service delivery in response to changing COVID restrictions and we are really proud of what we’ve been able to achieve for and with our community!

Strategy Overview & Goals

At Darebin Libraries, our mission is to inspire and enable our diverse community to learn and grow, and we have designed our 
Darebin Libraries and Learning Strategy 2020-24 to do just that.

In developing the Strategy, we asked our community what they wanted and needed from us, and how we could support their lifelong learning. We also considered how our population is growing and how the way we live, work and learn is changing. We looked at the challenges facing all of us, including the climate emergency, the recovery from COVID-19, increasing income inequality and social isolation.

To help us continue to provide services that benefit our community, we will use a community-centred approach and focus on four key goals that were developed together with the Darebin community: 

1. Equity of access: We will provide services, resources and facilities that enable all community members to access our libraries.

2. A thriving and resilient community: We will promote and support the wellbeing and resilience of our community through increased opportunities for lifelong learning and social connection. 

3. Welcoming safe spaces: We will create welcoming, safe, flexible and inclusive physical and digital spaces.

4. Responsive services: We will continue to build Darebin Libraries’ capacity to provide services to meet our community’s needs.

See what we envision for our libraries in Darebin for the next four years by reading the strategy here: 
Darebin Libraries and Learning Strategy 2020-24