Because of You... Libraries Transform.                 We Want to Hear From You.

What do we mean by “Libraries Transform?”
 
We seek opportunities to transform our Library’s role in meeting the changing needs of our community, to respond to our lives as we live them in this rapidly-changing world. We are proud to provide resources, services, programs and support that empower our patrons to enrich and transform their own lives. So, won’t you please help us stay connected to how the Desmond-Fish Library can best support you? Your feedback, ideas and concerns will all help shape our long-term plan as we turn toward the future.
 
Thank you for taking this brief survey. Paper copies are also available in the Library.
Please note that answers are required to all questions with an asterisk.

* 1. How long have you been associated with the Desmond Fish library?

* 2. Thinking about the past year, how often have you visited the Desmond-Fish Library?

* 3. What are the main reasons for you to visit? (Check all that apply)

* 4. These resources are available at the Desmond-Fish Library. How important to you are each of them?

  Extremely Important Very Important Somewhat Important Not Very Important Not at All Important
Diverse selection of books and media
Diverse selection of children's materials
Local history reference collection
Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks
Info about current events/community resources
Research assistance/Homework help
Public computer access
Wi-Fi availability
Computer Help/Digital Literacy Programs
Educational and Cultural Programs for Adults
Children's Programs/Summer Reading 
Meeting Space for Community Organizations
Quiet Study/Working Space

* 5. Listed below are some of the topics and activities we have offered or might offer. Please check all that are of interest to you.

* 6. Based on our "Community Conversations" and Board discussions, here are possible improvements or new offerings the Library could make over the next five years. Please indicate how important each of these initiatives is to you.

  Extremely Important Very Important Somewhat Important Not too Important Not at all Important
Secondhand bookshop
Coffee shop
Partnerships with local organizations
Increased hours of operation
New computer lab
Picnic tables
Outdoor pavilion for events
Improved parking lot
Additional outdoor signage with news of DFL events
Improved DFL Website and social media presence
Increasing the number of public use computers
Building upgrades (furniture, bathrooms, carpeting, etc.)

* 7. If only three of these initiatives could be undertaken, which three are the most important or interesting to you?  Please indicate your choices by marking the appropriate column.


  First Choice Second Choice Third Choice
Secondhand bookshop
Coffee shop
Partnerships with local organizations
Increased hours of operation
New computer lab
Picnic tables
Outdoor pavilion for events
Improved parking lot
Additional outdoor signage with news of DFL events
Improved DFL Website and social media presence
Increasing the number of public use computers
Building upgrades (furniture, bathrooms, carpeting, etc.)

* 8. Below is a list of words that could be used to describe the Desmond-Fish Library. Please select UP TO FIVE WORDS that you STRONGLY FEEL describe the Library AS IT IS RIGHT NOW. 

* 9. Below is a list of words that could be used to describe the Desmond-Fish Library.  Please select UP TO FIVE WORDS that you STRONGLY FEEL complete this sentence: "I'd like it if the Library were more...".

* 10. Please rate the service you receive at the DFL.  Indicate your answer by selecting a number between 1 and 5, where 5 means excellent and 1 means poor.

* 11. Please rate the collection at the DFL (selection of books, materials, and resources).  Indicate your answer by selecting a number between 1 and 5, where 5 means excellent and 1 means poor.

* 12. Please tell us a few things you like about the DFL.

* 13. Is there anything you think can be improved at the DFL?

* 19. Do you live in the area part-time or full-time?

* 20. What is your zipcode?

* 21. Where do you find information on activities that interest you? Check all that apply.

* 22. Optional: Your name and email address.

 
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