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Cromaine Library
3688 N. Hartland Rd.
Hartland, MI 48353
810-632-5200
  • Monday - Thursday
  • Friday and Saturday
  • Sunday
  • Closings Calendar
  • ABOUT Cromaine

    CROMAINE LIBRARY VISION

    The Cromaine Library serves the community with increasingly vibrant opportunities in cultural enrichment, community engagement, and education, to advance the well-being and prosperity of all its citizens.

    • LEARN

      Technology, online education, information, new interests
    • DISCOVER

      Discovery, enrichment, cultural and leisure activities
    • CONNECT

      Expertise, gatherings and groups, friends, legacy

    CROMAINE LIBRARY SHARED VALUES

    The Cromaine Library exists to serve the people of the Hartland area. Our values are inspired by the historic motto of the Hartland Area Project: "A Friendly Association for Community Service." Together, we abide by the following values:

    • Investing in All Generations

      We grow the success of our residents, and the populace as a whole.

    • Creating a Friendly and Welcoming Environment

      We welcome everyone to the Library.

    • Connecting Our Community

      We connect our residents, and foster meaningful community relationships.

    • Providing Access for All 

      We are a gateway to the services and resources needed by all members of our community.


    CROMAINE LIBRARY  GOALS & STRATEGIES

    GOAL 1: INCREASE USE ACROSS THE COMMUNITY

    Strategies:
    • Explore options for implementing new book drops and/or locker systems at remote locations
    • Investigate development of a mobile van service, focused on technology, for visits to sports sites, schools, senior centers, town halls, etc.
    • In partnership, continue expansion of outreach service to schools and teachers
    • Further develop digital and social media materials and outreach (i.e., digitizing local history materials, offering podcasts of programs, etc.)

    GOAL 2: IMPROVE THE LIBRARY AS A DESTINATION

    Strategies:
    • Rework the media wall to open up the first floor
    • Enrich the physical environment throughout the Library with refreshed furnishings, designated nursing spaces, re-energized teen and children’s space, and other attractive amenities
    • Consider alternative uses of the new children’s programming space for other activities when not in use by children’s services
    • Continue to advance plans for enhanced garden and outdoor spaces surrounding the Library

    GOAL 3: ENHANCE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

    Strategies:
    • Further sharpen current program offerings, and ensure appropriate scheduling, with a renewed attention on commuters, empty-nesters, the 20 to 30 age group, and men
    • Advance learning and tutoring options for all ages, such as a volunteer-based homework helper service, additional post-secondary certificate opportunities, and technology and trades training activities
    • Continue to work with the local homeschool community to provide needed resources and services
    • Ensure that the Library continues to offer and promote its up-to-date technology, as well as related training and assistance

    GOAL 4: ADVANCE AWARENESS OF THE LIBRARY THROUGH MARKETING AND PROMOTION

    Strategies:
    • Increase the reach of social media to promote the Library
    • Work with partner organizations and businesses to further cross-promote events and services
    • Strengthen and promote community-wide messages to improve the community, and increase use and support of the Library

    GOAL 5: INCREASE AND DEVELOP RESOURCES

    Strategies:
    • Continue to build community-wide collaborations and partnerships
    • Explore options to develop, or share with another organization, a staff position in fundraising and resource development
    • Develop volunteer advisory groups, or short-term task forces, to develop new resources for marketing, events, and fundraising
    • Create and actively promote a planned giving program
    • Work with the Friends to maximize their financial support and to assist the group with connections to new volunteers, especially teens

    LEARN ABOUT HARTLAND'S LOCAL HISTORY

    The Hartland community and the area’s history are a big part of who we are! Learn all about the Hartland Area Project by reading through the timeline on our local history page.