About

|Mission|Values|Strategic Plan|Policy Overview|Annual Budgets|

Our Mission:

To provide our patrons the resources to achieve their aspirations through literacy, technology, and community engagement.

Our Values:

Empowering – We believe in empowering individuals and communities with ideas.

Respectfully Adaptable – We believe in respecting each unique individual’s information needs and adapting to meet those needs.

Good Humored – We believe in enriching lives through positive, friendly service.

Strategic Plan:

2016 to 2017

Goal 1: Maintain a sustainable financial structure.

Goal 2: Utilize outreach to create community destinations.

Goal 3: Increase service capacity.


 

Policy Overview:

Circulation

Items may be checked out by anyone with a valid library card. Books are loaned for three week period. Videos, DVDs, music CDs, magazines and puppets are loaned for a period of one week. An item may be renewed up to three times either in person, by telephone or online if nobody is on the hold list for it. Overdue notices will be sent out by mail to patrons when an item is seven days overdue. Fines accumulate until the material is returned. Fine rates – 7 and 21 day items are 10 cents per day, Interlibrary loan material – 50 cents per day.

Meeting Room

The Pines & Plains Libraries provides a meeting room for public use at 651 W. Beverly St. in Elizabeth. The Library adheres to the Library Bill of Rights and makes its meeting rooms and facilities available to the public on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting its use. Use of the meeting room by a group or organization does not constitute an endorsement by the Library Board of the group’s policies or beliefs. The meeting rooms are available to groups and organizations in accordance with regulations established by the Library Board of Trustees.To schedule your event at the P&PL Meeting Room and for more information call 303-646-3792 or email wendy@pplibraries.org

Computers

High-speed Internet access is available at all Branches. You may also use our computers to access educational games, research databases and word processing and spreadsheet software. Public use computers are available on a first-come fist-served basis by stopping by any Branch Library. You will need to present your library card to use a computer.

Gaming on the computer at the Elizabeth library in the teen area is available during open hours.  Gaming on the computers at the Elizabeth library at the front of the library is allowed within the 30 minute allotments defined in library computer policy.

If you are a computer novice or need help with the Internet, our knowledgeable staff will assist you with your search.

Wi-FI and Internet Access

The Library provides wireless Internet access for patrons using mobile devices with wireless network connection capability.

The Library’s wireless network is not secure or filtered. Information accessed from your personal device can be captured by anyone with a wireless device and appropriate software within or near the Library. The Library assumes no responsibility for the safety of your equipment or for any alterations or loss of configuration, security, or data files resulting from connection to the Library’s wireless network. Printing is not available.

By choosing to use this free wireless service you agree to abide by Pines & Plains Libraries’ Electronic Resources & Internet Use Policy.

The Library can make no guarantees about the availability or proper function of this service. Anyone who unplugs the Library equipment will be asked to leave.

Please note that, while library staff may attempt to help you connect to the wireless network, the library is not subject to liability for handling your equipment. No guarantee can be made that you will be able to make a wireless connection.


Annual Budgets:

2014 Adopted Budget

2015 Budget Revision

2016 Adopted Budget

2017 Approved Budget