The Patten Free Library wants to hear from you! We are asking all community members, both Library users and non-users, to fill out this brief survey. Answers will help inform future library services, programs, and spaces. If you choose to provide your contact information, you will be entered into a raffle for a $50 Gift of Bath Gift Certificate.

The survey will be open June 3-July 8. Thank you for your input!

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* 1. Where do you live?

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* 2. Which age group(s) best describe you or your household? (check all that apply)

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* 3. Where do you find out about Library programs, events, and services (check all that apply)?

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* 4. Where do you find out about non-Library events in your Community?

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* 5. Rate the value of these Library services:

  Essential Highly Valuable Somewhat Valuable Less Valuable I was not aware of this service
Physical PFL Collections (e.g. physical books, DVDs, CD audiobooks, and magazines)
Digital PFL Collections and Resources (e.g. CloudLibrary, YouTube, Kanopy, Ancestry, Flipster)
Non-Traditional Collections (e.g. lawn games, telescope, American Girl dolls)
Museum and Park Passes (e.g. Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine, Maine Maritime Museum, Maine State Parks)
Interlibrary Loan (e.g. Minerva, MaineCat, Out-of-State Borrowing)
Programs (e.g. storytimes, Summer Reading, book clubs, adult lectures, Grab and Go Kits, Town History Series)
Teen Services (e.g. Teen Space, Teen Pantry, Teen Programs and Events)
History Room (e.g. genealogy, local history, house history research)
Public Work Spaces (e.g. tables, study carrels, quiet spaces)
Reservable Private Spaces (e.g. Community Room, Remote Work Pods, Small Group Study Room)
Technology Access (e.g. wifi, public computers, printing, faxing)
Personal Services (e.g. research and computer help, book recommendations, Book-A-Librarian)
Community Center (e.g. free and accessible space open to all members of the community)

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* 6. Rate the value of these digital resources:

  Essential Highly Valuable Somewhat Valuable Less Valuable I was not aware of this service
Ancestry Library (genealogy research)
Bath Daily Times Community History Archive (local newspaper database)
CloudLibrary (ebooks and audiobooks)
Comics Plus (digital comics & graphic novels)
Digital Maine Library (research databases)
Flipster (digital magazines)
Kanopy (video on demand)
National Digital Equity Center (technology classes)
NewspaperArchive (newspaper database)
YouTube (PFL program recordings)

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* 7. Is there anything that prevents you from visiting the Library (check all that apply)?

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* 8. Did you know the Patten Free Library is a nonprofit 501(c3) organization and not a municipally operated library?

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* 9. As a nonprofit organization, the Patten Free Library relies on fundraising efforts to sustain collections, programs, and services. Knowing this, would you support these efforts by making a donation to the Library’s annual fundraising campaign?

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* 10. The Patten Free Library building is a valuable, but aging, asset. Below are upgrades and investments we are looking to make in the next few years. Please select all that would improve your experience at the Patten Free Library

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* 11. What would your dream Patten Free Library look like? What would it have for services, programs, and collections? How would it be different than today?

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* 12. Please use my email/phone number to contact me about the following (check all that apply):

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* 13. We will be following up this survey with focus groups and listening sessions for the purpose of discussing ways to broaden relationships through community engagement. Would you be interested in participating?

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* 14. Comments:

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