Don’t plan to a budget, budget to a plan. How many times have I heard that? Now that HVL has a new strategic plan, it’s been fun to pull a budget together around it and in support of it. Second to the plan, we have the annual Library Wish List we give to the Friends for consideration. This year’s List has everything from props to make juvenile non-fiction browsable for the pre-literate to a 4-part lecture series on the Art Nouveau movement with Elizabeth Anderson, retired educator from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Those, too, support the plan – we have a focus on art and creative expression, so the lecture series is not only interesting, but fits with the goals of the Board. Clever how that works.