The St. Louis County Library (SLCL) has begun a strategic planning process and your survey responses will help us plan for the future. Thank you for completing this survey.

* 1. In the past year, how often have you used a library service or visited a St. Louis County Library branch?

* 2. When you have visited a library branch, which ones do you visit the most? (Check all that apply)

* 3. For what reasons do you normally visit the library? (Check all that apply)

* 4. How informed do you feel about the variety of services and programs offered by the St. Louis County Library District as a whole?

* 5. How informed do you feel about the variety of services and programs offered by the library branch that you most frequently use?

* 6. How connected do you feel the Library District is to your community?

* 7. What can the St. Louis County Library District do to strengthen its connection to the community?

* 8. Which of the following services offered by the Library District do you think are most important? (Check the top four services)

* 9. In the past year, how often have you visited the Library District’s website?

* 10. For what reasons do you normally visit the Library District’s website? (Check all that apply)

* 11. Rate the following service areas for potential improvements:

  Not at all interested Slightly interested Moderately Interested Very Interested Extremely Interested
Adding Sunday hours at more branches
Expanding digital collections (videos, music, books)
Increasing programming for teens
Adding creative workspaces
Improving access to and knowledge about technology
Connecting isolated populations to library resources
Increasing work readiness and employment
Building a sense of community among residents

* 12. What, if anything, would encourage you to use the Library District more?

* 13. If you don’t use the library regularly, why not? (Check all that apply)

* 14. How did you hear about this survey? (Check all that apply)

* 15. What additional comments, if any, would you like to share?

The following questions are optional. However, your answers help us ensure that the respondents of this survey represent a cross section of the demographics within the St. Louis County Library District’s service area.

* 16. What is your zip code?

* 17. What is your gender?

* 18. What is your age?

* 19. What is your ethnicity?

* 20. Please describe any children (birth to 18 years of age) living in your household.

* 21. Which of the following best describes your education?

* 22. What is your employment status?

* 23. What is your total household income?

* 24. Do you (and/or anyone living with you) have a disability?

* 25. Do you have access to a computer at home?

* 26. Do you have access to the Internet at home?

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