We are seeking community input to help plan our future! All responses are strictly confidential and will only be shared in a summary report.  No information will be shared that identifies respondents.

The survey report will be used to plan future collections, services, and programs.

If you have any questions about this survey or would like assistance in responding, please contact Carla Skare (309) 527-4360 or eplibrary@fairpoint.net.

This survey will take you about 10 minutes to complete (but feel free to take as much time as you need).

Thank you!

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* 1. Do you currently have a card from the El Paso District Library?

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* 2. Where do you live?

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* 3. What gets in the way of you using El Paso District Library?  (Check all that apply.)

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* 4. Is there another library you frequently use besides EPDL?  If so, which library to you visit most often and why?

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* 5. What would motivate you to use the library more?

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* 6. Please indicate how frequently you use the following library services.

  Freqently Occasionally Rarely Never I was unaware this was offered at the library
To borrow materials
To get information or to conduct research
To use the children's area
To attend a program
To use computers or WiFi
To use copiers or scanners
To read
To request or pick up materials
To accompany someone else or meet a friend
To use a meeting room or study room
To ask for assistance
To enjoy a comfortable environment / quiet place
To stream or download books, audiobooks, magazines, movies, etc. (digital library)
To study
To purchase used books
To work remotely
To visit/use the history room
To use special equipment (digital conversion, Cricut, digital reel)
To use the restroom
To use the virtual card catalog (RSACat) to search for materials

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* 7. Please rate the following collections, services, and programs in terms of their value to you personally or to your family.

  Very important Important Slightly important Not important at all I was unaware this was offered at the library
Bestsellers and books on a variety of subjects in print, audio, e-book, and e-audiobook formats
Popular books and educational materials for early childhood through high school
DVDs of the latest movies and old favorites
Music on CD or online
Recurring storytimes for children
Other children's programs (besides recurring storytimes)
Afterschool study space
Internet computers with access to Microsoft Office
Free WiFi
Knowledgeable and friendly library staff
Library social media
Meeting Rooms for group meetings
Study rooms for individual or small group use
Interlibrary loan
Magazines in print or digital
Programs for adults (such as speaker events, book clubs, crochet night, game club, trivia night, etc.)
Summer Reading Program (for all ages)
Fax, scanner, copier, or printer
Free downloadable ebooks and audiobooks
Streaming services such as Hoopla
Home delivery of library materials
Materials for homeschooling
STEAM trunks/kits

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* 8. Where do you learn about library news and events?  (Check all that apply.)

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* 9. Where in the community do you get news about other local events?

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* 10. What activities and hobbies do you hope to spend more time on in the next year?

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* 11. How welcome do you feel at the library?

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* 12. What would make you feel more welcome?

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* 13. What changes would you like to see to the building or layout?

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* 14. Where should the library focus its resources over the next several years in order to increase its value to you and the community? Please rate the items below based on your opinion of their importance to the future of the library.

  Very important Important Somewhat important Not important at all
Print materials 
Digital collection of eBooks and downloadable audiobooks
Streaming services like Hoopla, Kanopy
Making browsing easier with more displays
Increased outreach to the community
Programs for seniors
Programs for adults
Programs for teens
Programs for children
Programs for homeschool families
Virtual programming (through Zoom or social media)
Technology support (computer classes, WiFi access)
Expanding the Library of Things collection (laptops, hotspots, sewing machines)
Offering notary services
Offering license plate renewal services

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* 15. Considering future programs for library patrons, what topics of adult programming would you attend at the library?  (Check all that apply.)

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* 16. What times and days of the week would you be able to attend adult programs?  (Check all that apply.)

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* 17. What community collaborations do you think the library should explore to support community members?   How can the library help meet community needs, and what services or amenities does the community need? 

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* 18. Are there children under the age of 18 living in your household? (Optional)

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* 19. Please share any final feedback you'd like to give about future collections, services, programs, and the future of the library.

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* 20. Final question! This question will be detached from your survey response. If you are interested in potentially participating in a focus group or interview as part of the strategic planning process, please list your:

If you are satisfied with your responses, click DONE below to submit your survey.

If you have any additional questions or feedback, please contact Carla Skare (309) 527-4360 or eplibrary@fairpoint.net.

Thank you for your responses.

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