Community Partnerships

Let’s work together.

Polk County Public Libraries invite proposals for collaborations. We are dedicated to providing programs and services that align with our strategic goals and community interests. We are inspired by your ideas, and we want you to be involved. 

If you are interested in presenting a program with the library, or in collaborating in any way, please read through the following information and complete the form on this page. For consideration, please submit the form at least 60 days in advance of your proposed start date. We will review your proposal and respond within 10 business days. Print version of the form is available here.

Alternately, you are also welcome to reserve our community rooms for independent events.

Collaborations and partnerships should:

  • Support at least one of our focus areas:
    • Explore and Know Our Community
      • Adults in Polk County will be able to make meaningful connections to resources and services in the community.
      • People of all ages will have opportunities to build and strengthen connections with each other in order to foster community engagement.
    • Visit a Comfortable Place
      • Library visitors will have access to spaces that support a multitude of uses, from social interaction to sitting quietly and reading.
      • Teens in Polk County will have inviting places to gather and interact.
    • Connect with Technology
      • Polk County residents will have access to current technology and the support to learn how to use it.
    • Spark and Satisfy Curiosity
      • Residents of Polk County will have resources and activities that encourage exploration of new ideas and personal interests.
    • Create a Bright Future
      • School aged children and teens will have resources to support them in becoming engaged, literate community members.
      • Young children in Polk County will have the skills and knowledge to prepare them to enter school ready to learn.
  • Not be promotional; no advertising, soliciting or selling for-profit products or services.

Our considerations include:

  • Alignment with the library’s strategic plan and goals
  • Prioritizing social interaction; opportunities to share ideas and viewpoints; skill-building and hands-on activity; technology instruction; and/or early literacy development
  • Collaborator background and qualifications
  • Connection to other community programs or resources
  • Relation to library collections, services and other programs
  • Available library resources: budget, date, time, location, staffing

Propose a Collaboration:

Your name:

Your Email:

Your telephone number:

How might we work together? Please describe your idea, program, or partnership:

What are your goals for this collaboration? How would the community benefit?

Tell us about your organization or yourself: qualifications, credentials and experience with subject matter.

Who is the target audience? Check all that apply.
Young children (ages 0-5)School-aged children (ages 5-11)Teens (ages 11-18)Adults (Ages 19+)

Does the partnership support any of the following? Check all that apply.
Adults in Polk County will be able to make meaningful connections to resources and services in the community.People of all ages will have opportunities to build and strengthen connections with each other in order to foster community engagement.Library visitors will have access to spaces that support a multitude of uses, from social interaction to sitting quietly and reading.Teens in Polk County will have inviting places to gather and interact.Polk County residents will have access to current technology and the support to learn how to use it.Residents of Polk County will have resources and activities that encourage exploration of new ideas and personal interests.School aged children and teens will have resources to support them in becoming engaged, literate community members.Young children in Polk County will have the skills and knowledge to prepare them to enter school ready to learn.

When is the ideal time for this program or partnership? How long would it last?

What would the library need to provide? Include staff, library spaces, materials & funding.

Please check to agree that this program or partnership will not directly promote any for-profit business, product, or service.

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