Strategic Plan


Inclusivity | Community | Lifelong Learning | Discovery | Empowerment

Our Mission

It is the mission of the Chesapeake Public Library to build bridges to discovery by delivering a mix of materials, services, and experiences.

Our Community

  • Readers: Provide the tools and experts necessary to grown young readers and advance reading proficiency for all.
  • Learners: Support learners at every level to succeed in their education and career paths.
  • Partners: Serve as a community advocate through partnerships and information sharing.
  • Neighbors: Provide the community with welcoming, safe, and dynamic physical and online spaces for engagement.
  • Explorers: Satisfy and inspire curiosity through resources and events designed to generate moments of discovery.


  1. Readers
  2. Learners
  3. Partners
  4. Neighbors
  5. Explorers
  1. Improve access to books throughout Chesapeake, including reducing the number of homes without books.
  2. Increase functional literacy for all ages.
  3. Increase the percentage of students entering kindergarten who meet reading readiness benchmarks.
  4. Increase reading proficiency in grades 3 through 8.