We believe keeping customers informed is important. HCLS publications help us communicate the strategies we use to deliver quality education for all. Copies of HCLS publications are made available here for your convenience.
A major component of Howard County’s strong education system, Howard County Library System delivers high-quality public education for all through a curriculum that comprises three pillars: Self-Directed Education, Research Assistance & Instruction, and Enlightening & Instructive Experiences. The Annual Report reviews the year’s highlights as they related to each of the pillars. View the 2016 Annual Report on issuu or as a PDF.
Building on the successes that led to our Library of the Year Award and Five Star rankings by Library Journal, our new strategic plan charts our course for the next five years, enabling us to continue delivering quality education for students of all ages in our community.
Howard County Library System’s Strategic Plan 2015-2020: view online or download as PDF
Howard County Library System’s Strategic Plan 2010-2015
Howard County Library System’s Strategic Plan 2005-2010
Howard County Library System Facilities Assessment and Master Plan: 2005 – 2030
- Assessing HCLS’ current curriculum and identify future curriculum
- Studying the physical condition of existing HCLS facilities and determine the adequacy of those facilities to serve the current county population and the projected population through the year 2030
- Devising standards
- Making recommendations for all aspects of HCLS’ capital program
- Developing a program of requirements for a proposed HCLS Ellicott City Branch