The Manchester Public Library invites you to contribute to our 5 year
strategic  planning process

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* 1. The library offers many types of formal and
informal programs, please check the one which you or a family member most recently (in last season)
attended or used? include additional uses  in the
comment box

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* 2. When was the last time you visited the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library, in person or on line?

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* 3. If you check out materials from the library, which are your most used
formats?

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* 4. What best describes your most recent experience in the library?

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* 5. Do you think the collection offers a variety of
materials, topics, and formats for readers?

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* 6. A contemporary library provides many formats of
information and literature,  to the public. How is
this library doing in meeting your format and tech
needs, be it physical books, audio, dvds, downloadable versions, databases to search etc.  Are there
forms of technology which you wish we offered to
use, borrow, or have hands on learning sessions?

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* 7. Our patrons enjoy the welcoming nature of our
library, and we need to prioritize various types of
materials and information in our entrances and
path through the library.
 What do you prefer to see given more impact in
placement and square footage? Not everything can be emphasized at the same time or place, but what should grab your eye first when you walk in?

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* 8. Please choose the statement that best describes how you feel the building meets your needs.

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* 9. What would take this library from its current level to something greater, both in serving the needs of the public and proving the cultural community needs of a learning commons in the current times? Please rank your
top three by what you feel would have the biggest impact in improving
your public library.

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* 10. The Town of Manchester has been working on a Master Plan and has identified the following as
priorities for the town. Please choose your top two priorities where you feel the library will have the
most impact.

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* 11. How long have you lived in Manchester?

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* 12. What is your main reason for using the library? Please include other or
additional uses in comment box

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* 13. If you do not use the library regularly, why not?

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* 14. What do you think the TOP THREE PRIORITIES should be for the library? (Select up to 3)

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* 15. Overall, where would you most like the library to focus its resources? Choose up to two.

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* 16. Please tell us about yourself so that we may better serve you. providing the information below is completely voluntary. All information will be kept strictly confidential. Your responses to these final questions will help the library to continually improve its services.

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* 17. How many children, by age, currently live in your household?

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* 18. What is the main way you learn about  library programs?

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* 19. Please provide your contact information if you
would like to help the library in any way, be it
through volunteer work, participation in a
program, sharing information with your own civic
group or joining the Friends of the Manchester
Public Library.

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