1. Introduction

WHAT DO *YOU* WANT AT THE BARRIE PUBLIC LIBRARY?

The Barrie Public Library wants to hear from you!

We’re beginning the process of envisioning what a 21st Century library service and facility should look like for the community of Barrie. We’re starting by reaching out to you about what you want in a library and how to make the library as useful as possible to the residents, students, and businesses in Barrie.

If you have a moment, please fill out our survey, available online. The survey will take 10-12 minutes to complete and is open until September 5, 2017.

Bonus! Thank you for sharing your answers with us. If you'd like to be entered into a draw for a prize of an iPad Mini (first), Bluetooth Speaker (second), or a Chapters Gift Card (third), please share your e-mail address with us in the last question.  [Employees of Barrie Public Library, its Board members and City of Barrie employees are not eligible for the prizes.]

Thank you all so very much for your help and for your continued support of the library!

We appreciate you taking the time to please fill out this survey to share your thoughts with us. Survey closes on September 5, 2017.

* 1. Which community do you live in or near?

* 2. What is your gender?

* 3. What is your age?

* 4. Tell us about yourself. (Select all that apply)

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

* 6. Are you currently a card-holding member of these libraries (Select all that apply)?

* 7. How often do you physically go to the Barrie Public Library?

* 8. Have you used any other public library outside of Barrie in the past 12 months?

* 9. Which ones? (Please add any you use)

* 10. Have you used Barrie Public Library's online services (website, databases, catalogue, streaming services, eBooks) in the past 12 months?

* 11. It is important to me that a library (Select all that apply):

* 12. If you have visited the Barrie Public Library downtown branch, what do you think about the quality of the library space?

* 13. If you have visited the Barrie Public Library Painswick branch, what do you think about the quality of the library space?

* 14. Are you satisfied with the hours of operation at Barrie Public Library?

* 15. How could the hours of operation change to better suit your needs? (Select all that apply)

* 16. What do you typically do when you visit the Barrie Public Library? (Select all that apply)

* 17. Are you aware of the following programs and services offered by Barrie Public Library? (Check all that apply)

* 18. Would you consider attending any of the following programs? (Select all that interest you.)

* 19. Share your interest in these services to enrich the economic, social and cultural vitality of the Barrie community.

  Interested Somewhat interested Neutral Not interested Unimportant to my needs
Partnerships with local groups and clubs
More 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
Exam proctoring
Digital Media Hub (3D printing, laser cutting, digital conversion station, film, music and photography editing,) etc
Makerspace (vinyl cutter, sewing machines, etc.)
Computer Labs
Virtual Book Clubs
Cafe
Pop-Up Library Services (at Community Events)
Book writing and publishing support
High School alliances (to recruit event volunteers, provide research help)
eBooks and digital services available throughout the community
More services for small and medium-sized local businesses
Personal research service and support (by appointment)
Meeting and study room bookings
Computer and Laptop bookings

* 20. Please enter the importance of these resources in a new or renovated library building.

  Interested Somewhat interested Neutral Not interested Unimportant to my needs
Larger collection of printed books
Larger collection of eBooks
Larger collection of audio books
Larger collection of e-audio books (digital)
Larger collection of magazines (print)
Larger collection of DVDs
Larger collection of Music
Larger Collection of e-Magazines
Larger Collection of downloadable music
Larger Collection of downloadable movies
eReader lending with pre-loaded content

* 21. Please enter the importance of these elements in a new or renovated library building:

  Very important  Somewhat important Not that important   Unimportant No opinion
A feeling of openness and spaciousness
Plenty of parking
Multiple meeting and programming areas
Outdoor space 
Desktop Computer Lab
Children's area
Children's computer area
Teen area
Ample space for books, movies, and music collections
Small group technology training lab
Individual study space
Group study space
Digital Media Hub (3D printer, digital conversion station, music station)
Laptop work areas with power / Wi-Fi
Space for Art
Space for gaming
Green space
Performance space
Rooftop space
Private Event Space
Quiet space(s) for relaxing and reading
Using GPS on mobile phones to locate library materials
Self checkout and holds pick-up
Technology petting zoo (various new technologies available for learning and demonstration)
New Release Book/DVD/CD and Hold Pick-up Kiosks
Larger Archives space

* 22. Would you like to see the development of additional multi-purpose meeting and program venues in Barrie Public Library?

* 23. Describe Your Ideal Public Library in 3 words.

* 24. What uniquely "Barrie" element(s) would you add to make your public library stand out?

* 25. Are there any other  libraries or public buildings that you have visited that stand out for you? Tell us what you like about these spaces.

* 26. Please provide your e-mail address and/or phone number to have the opportunity to be invited to a focus group  - (Digital privacy protected):

* 27. Do you have any other comments you'd like to share with Barrie Public Library?

* 28. Thank you for sharing your answers with us.  If you'd like to be entered into a draw for a prize of an iPad Mini (first), Bluetooth Speaker (second), or a Chapters Gift Card (third), please share your e-mail address with us. (Digital privacy protected)

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