FY23-27 Long Range Plan Survey

The Library Board of Trustees, Library Director, and Staff of the Holmes Public Library are looking for your feedback as we develop the FY23-27 Long Range Plan to be submitted to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

This survey is the initial step in gathering community feedback and is designed primarily to focus on library services.  There will be more opportunities for community input in the coming months.
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* 1. Overall, how satisfied were you with the Library’s response to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

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* 2. If dissatisfied, please tell us how the Holmes Public Library can better meet your needs during this unique time.  

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* 3. Usual Library Hours 
(not currently in effect)
WINTER  
Monday, Wednesday 12-8
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-2
SUMMER
Monday, Wednesday 10*-8 
*open 2 hours earlier 
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10-5

Post pandemic, would you like the library to be open more than 2 evenings a week?

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* 4. Post pandemic, would you like to see the library open Saturdays in the summer?

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* 5. The Board of Library Trustees are the governing board of the Holmes Public Library, do you understand the role of the Library Trustees and how to contact them with questions?

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* 6. The Friends of the Holmes Public Library is a non-profit, incorporated organization whose mission is to support programming and raise funds for the Holmes Public Library. Are you familiar with the Friends?

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* 7. Which of the following library services do you consider most important? (Choose 3)

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* 8. If you use the Library’s digital collection on Overdrive/Libby, what materials do you access? (Check all that apply)

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* 9. When the Library returns to a full programming schedule which programs are you most likely to participate? (choose as many as applicable)

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* 10. When the Library returns to a full programming schedule which technology workshop would you be most interested in attending (choose as many as applicable)

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* 11. Which of the following databases would you most likely use? (Check all that apply)

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* 12. The Holmes Public Library’s adult/young adult book collection needs more books in these genres. (Check all that apply)

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* 13. The Holmes Public Library Children’s collection needs additional titles in these areas.  (Check all that apply)

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* 14. Why do you use the library website?  (Check all that apply)

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* 15. What are your preferred ways to learn about the library’s programs and services? (Check all that apply)

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* 16. Thank you for completing this  survey.  We appreciate it!
Is there anything you'd like us to know regarding library materials and service? 

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