Strategic Plan Engagement

Your Library, Your Voice

We Want to Hear From You: Library Strategic Plan Engagement

Welcome to the Whistler Public Library’s Strategic Plan Engagement page! We’re thrilled to invite you to participate in shaping the future of your community library. This community engagement process is an exciting opportunity for residents, visitors, community partners, and other organizations to share their thoughts, ideas, and aspirations as we chart the course for the library’s next chapter.

How to Participate:

We want to hear from you! There will be several ways to get involved starting on Tuesday, April 9:


The engagement period will run from April 9 to May 10, 2024. Following this, our team will carefully analyze all input and insights received to inform the development of our updated strategic plan. We anticipate presenting the plan to the Library Board in late June 2024 and sharing it with the public in September 2024.

About Us:

Located in the heart of Whistler on the shared, unceded territories of the Lil’wat Nation and Squamish Nation, the Whistler Public Library has been a cornerstone of our community since 1986. Our commitment to providing exceptional service and fostering connections remains unwavering as we evolve to meet the changing needs of our diverse and vibrant community.

What is a strategic plan and why we’re updating it:

A strategic plan is a roadmap that outlines an organization’s long-term goals, objectives, and strategies for achieving them. It guides the organization’s actions and decisions over a defined period.

The Whistler Public Library last updated its Strategic Plan in 2023 with a Strategic Bridging Plan. This bridging plan was implemented over 18 months to transition to the new strategic planning phase, bringing us to June 2024. Prior to that, the library operated under the “Inspire Wonder” strategic plan from 2017 to 2021, which served us well during turbulent times.

We are updating our strategic plan to ensure that it accurately reflects the evolving needs and priorities of the Whistler community. This includes revisiting the purpose, vision, and values of the library, as well as establishing new priorities to address current challenges and opportunities.

You can click here to explore our previous strategic plans.


Why We’re Engaging:

As Whistler continues to evolve and grow, so must our library. Following the 2023 Strategic Bridging Plan, the library is embarking on a more fulsome process to revisit and update its strategic plan, by revisiting the purpose, vision, and values of the library as well as establishing priorities to ensure they accurately reflect the community the library serves.

Our Approach:

Our engagement process is rooted in inclusivity, transparency, and collaboration. We’re committed to listening to a diverse range of voices, including youth, older adults, Indigenous community members, newcomers, and everyone in between. Your input will shape every aspect of our updated strategic plan.


Stay Connected:

Stay informed and connected throughout the engagement process:

  • Bookmark this page for easy access to updates and resources.
  • Follow us on social media for announcements and reminders.