This spring, library leadership began a strategic planning process to help guide the library for the next three to five years. At the end of April, we surveyed the community to learn how you use the library and what you’d like to see from the library, and our community, in the future. We made the survey available on our website and in the library, and sent it out to the community in our email newsletter and on our facebook page. Over the course of two weeks, nearly 600 community members shared their ideas and aspirations for the library with us.
We surveyed the community on five questions:
- Where do you live?
- Do you have a library card?
- What are the primary reasons you use your library? Multiple choice question.
- What experiences or resources would you like the library to add or improve? Short answer format.
- If you could add one resource or experience to your community, what would you add? Short answer format.
589 respondents selected all applicable responses from 12 options.
We identified three major trends in the open-ended questions, which are explored in the full survey summary report.