Welcome!

Cavan Monaghan Libraries wants to hear from you!

Cavan Monaghan Libraries 2021 Community Survey: 20 Minutes to an even Better Library. 

We need your help! We are working on a long-range plan to establish library service priorities for the coming years, and we cannot do this without your input and help.

Please assist us in planning the Cavan Monaghan Libraries' future by sharing your thoughts.

And, when you submit a completed survey by June 30, 2021, you can choose to be entered into a draw to win an Amazon Fire Tablet.  The Amazon Fire Tablet is compatible with Hoopla, Kanopy and Libby - streaming and download services available from the CM Libraries.


We would love to hear from EVERY member of your household. Once we have collected and analyzed the results, we will use this information to guide library planning for our community.

As always, we will protect your input and keep it anonymous. 

We appreciate your time and feedback very much. Thank you!

Sincerely yours,

The Board and Staff of the Cavan Monaghan Libraries

Let’s begin…

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* 1. Do you currently have a Cavan Monaghan Libraries library card?

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* 2. Which branch of the Cavan Monaghan Libraries would you consider your "home" branch?

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* 3. Thinking of the physical branches please choose which statement applies to you:

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* 4. If you do not use the Cavan Monaghan Libraries regularly, why not? (Check any that apply.)

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* 5. Have you visited any of these branches of the Cavan Monaghan Libraries in the past 2 years? (Select all that apply)

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* 6. Which social media applications do you use? (Check all that apply.)

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* 7. Do you follow the Cavan Monaghan Libraries on any of our social media channels? (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)

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* 8. What do you like most about the Cavan Monaghan Libraries?

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* 9. In the 12 months prior to the pandemic, how did you or your family make use of the Cavan Monaghan Libraries? (Check all that apply.)

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* 10. How have you or your family made use of these Cavan Monaghan Libraries'  services since March of 2020 during the pandemic restrictions?

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* 11. Have you made use of public libraries in other municipalities in the past 24 months?

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* 12. How do the open hours of the Library work for you?  [Here's a link to our regular, non-pandemic hours https://cavanmonaghanlibraries.ca/index.php/hours/]

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* 13. If you would like to suggest how the Cavan Monaghan Libraries' pre-pandemic hours of operation could change to better suit your needs please select all that apply.

  I would use the library during these expanded open hours I would occasionally use the library during these expanded open hours I don't need extra open hours to use the library No Opinion
More morning hours
More evening hours
Additional weekday hours (more open days)
Sunday hours

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* 14. Are you aware of the following programs and services offered by Cavan Monaghan Libraries (Check all that apply)?

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* 15. Share your interest in these emerging services to support learning, research, and community growth for the businesses and residents of Cavan Monaghan.

  Interested Somewhat interested Neutral Not interested
Online events (authors, experts, etc.)
Library of Things (digital tools, cake molds, musical instruments, sports equipment, etc.) 
Teen Programs
Wi-Fi Hotspot Lending
Attractions, parks and museum passes
Community Events Calendar
Partnerships with local groups and clubs
Courses and programs for credit or certification
Online courses and programs for computer and technical skills
Online courses for management and business skills
Online courses for hobbies and recreation
Online courses and programs for personal interests
Computer classroom lab for online learning
Virtual Book Clubs
Cafe
Digital Media Hub (3D printer, digital conversion station, photography, music and video production software)
Pop-Up Library Services (at Community Events)
Book writing and publishing support
High School partnerships (to recruit event volunteers, provide research and homework help)
eBooks and digital services
Services for small and medium-sized local businesses
Personal research service and support (by appointment)
Meeting and study room bookings
Employment Resources
Computer and Laptop bookings
Local History and Genealogy Programs
New Release Book/DVD/CD vending machines 
Holds pick-up lockers 
Self checkout machines

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* 16. How important are these aspects of a public library to you?

  Very important  Somewhat important Not that important   Unimportant No opinion
A feeling of openness and spaciousness
Plenty of parking
Multiple meeting rooms
Meeting space for community groups 
Small performance spaces for music, culture, plays, talks, etc.
A feeling of community, making new friends, and meeting neighbours informally
Learning and social programs
Outdoor space and playgrounds
Desktop Computers
Children's area
Teen area
Quiet Zones
Small group computer training centre
Community hub - located with other services such as recreation or culture
Internet Access / Wi-Fi
Individual and group study space
Digital Media Hub (3D printer, digital conversion station, music and video production software)
Laptop work areas with power / Wi-Fi
Collection of printed books
Collection of eBooks
Collection of audiobooks
Collection of magazines
Collection of DVDs
Collection of CDs
Quiet space(s) for study, work, relaxing and reading
eReader lending (pre-loaded with content)
Access and try new pieces of technology available for learning and demonstration

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* 17. How satisfied are you with the Cavan Monaghan Libraries ?

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* 18. If not satisfied, please indicate your reasons (Choose any that apply.)

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* 19. How would you rate the Cavan Monaghan Libraries' physical spaces?

  Inadequate Fair Very Good Excellent Not applicable/No opinion
Bruce Johnston Branch
Millbrook Branch
Virtual Branch / Website

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* 20. Please rate the Cavan Monaghan Libraries' Services:

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* 21. In your opinion, which are the most important roles the library should play in our community?

  Essential Good to have Neutral Not needed in our community Not applicable / no opinion
Community Hub and gathering place: The library is a central focus point for community activities, meetings and services.
Computer literacy support: The library makes available public access computers and provides computer and internet training and orientation as needed.
Bridging the digital divide: Providing internet, digital content, technology and support for all ages.
Literacy support: The library provides resources and assistance for all ages including adults engaged in all kinds of literacy and skills upgrading.
Community and local information: The library is a clearinghouse for local organizations, issues and services.
Reference Library: The library actively provides timely, accurate and useful information for community residents.
Local history and genealogy resource: The library collects resources pertaining to local history and of assistance to area genealogists.
Preschoolers' door to learning: The library encourages young children to develop an interest in reading and learning through services for children, and for parents and children together.
Formal education support: The library assists students of all ages in meeting educational objectives established during their formal courses of study.
Independent learning support: The library supports individuals of all ages engaged in learning independent of any educational provider.
Popular materials library: The library features current high-demand, high-interest materials in a variety of formats for persons of all ages.
Services for newcomers to Canada and Cavan Monaghan.
Supports and services for small businesses/entrepreneurs: Technologies, software, and courses to support small business and entrepreneurial growth and recovery.

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* 22. What do you think are the Cavan Monaghan Libraries' greatest strengths?

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* 23. What would you like to change about the library?

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* 24. Imagining the future of the Cavan Monaghan Libraries, do you have any ideas or suggestions you’d like to share with us?

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* 25. What services and programs do you see the Cavan Monaghan Libraries needing to focus on for the next six years?

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* 26. How would you rank the importance of public libraries to your community's vitality?

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* 27. Tell us about yourself. 
Which Cavan Monaghan community do you live in or near?

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* 28. Do you . . .? (Select all that apply)

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* 29. How long have you lived in the Township of Cavan Monaghan?

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* 30. Which of the following best describes your household?

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* 31. Do you typically access the Cavan Monaghan Libraries' Virtual Branch / website from: (Select all that apply)

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* 32. Do you have reliable internet access at home?

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* 33. Do you have children living in your household? (Select all that apply)

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* 34. What is your gender?

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* 35. What is your age?

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* 36. How has the pandemic affected you? (Select all that apply)

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* 37. Prior to the pandemic restrictions, how often did you physically visit the Cavan Monaghan Libraries?

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* 38. For most of the pandemic period, which of the following best describes your current work location?

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* 39. What life changes are you planning or expecting in the next 24 months? (Check all that apply.)

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* 40. In what languages do you usually read? (Select all that apply)

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* 41. Would you like to be included in a focus group about the future of the Cavan Monaghan Libraries?

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* 42. Please provide your e-mail address to be invited to a focus group:

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* 43. To be entered into our draw to win an Amazon Fire Tablet, submit your completed survey by June 30, 2021 and share your e-mail address. (Cavan Monaghan Library employees are ineligible.)

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