2016-08-27 / News

Public library seeks feedback with survey

The Person County Public Library is looking for community feedback on how to better serve teens and adults and wants residents to take five minutes to complete a survey that can be found online and at various locations around town.

“We currently provide free events and classes and are interested in expanding our offerings,” said Library Director Christy Bondy. “Residents can complete a short survey and tell us what free learning and recreational opportunities they want to see at their library.”

The deadline for completed surveys is Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. The initiative was launched in early August and so far about 50 residents have completed the survey.

Paper surveys are available at the library and Tricia’s Espresso, Person Family Medical, Person High School, Southern and Northern Middle School, Roxboro Community School, Person County Senior Center, and Palace Pointe. The surveys are located next to colorful shoeboxes that are being used to collect the forms.

An online version of the survey is available at http://bit.ly/2aYbOlV, or through the county website.

As an incentive to complete the survey, there will be a drawing for Walmart gift cards on Oct. 3, with a lucky teen and lucky adult each winning a $20 card.

The library conducts periodic surveys to help with planning and assessment of its services.

This is the first time the library has sent shoebox surveys out into the community.

There are already several popular programs that keep teens engaged with the library.

“We have a Teen Advisory Board that meets one Monday every month at 4 p.m.,” Bondy said. “This group has helped the library offer teen movie showings, book club readings, author visits, craft events, and loads of volunteer opportunities. We look forward to starting an Anime Club encompassing graphic novels, manga, and cartoon enthusiasts. This last Saturday our teens hosted a bake sale to earn money for teen events in the library.”

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