Collective Impact

We cultivate trust and center relationship building with partners to create positive changes in our communities.

Anti-Racism & Equity Goals

  • Collaborate with schools and community-based organizations to share learnings, lived experiences, and resources to develop shared anti-racist and equitable outcomes.
  • Develop and maintain community partnerships that support communities that are most underserved.
  • Develop a communication strategy that meets the needs of communities and organizations to keep them engaged and informed of the Library’s offerings.
  • Expand existing programs and create new ones that help community members access opportunities both in their neighborhoods and throughout the county.
  • Emphasize outreach and engagement models with communities of color not currently served by the Library that eliminate language, technology, and mobility barriers.

What Does Success Look Like?

  • The Library cultivates a learning environment by creating accessible spaces, encouraging open dialogue, and nurturing relationships that promote anti-racism and equity practices.
  • Collaborating with community partners, the Library aligns efforts toward common goals to foster lasting change through coordinated, sustained, and people-focused initiatives.
  • By enhancing awareness of Library services amongst low-income communities and people of color, individuals can consistently benefit from their connection with the Library.

"I appreciate the thoughtful partnership of the Marin County Free Library team, working with our team to complement and make our services more accessible to all communities in Marin. From checking out free park passes at the library to reading events held in our county parks, this shared work opens doors for all to enjoy our incredible outdoor environments."

- Max Korten, Director and General Manager, Marin County Parks

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