Rowley Public Library Strategic Planning Survey 2019
Help us provide better library services to you!
Each member of your household is encouraged to participate in the survey. You need not be a resident of Rowley to complete the survey! If you use our facilities, or even if you do not, you are welcome to participate.
 
Please tell us about yourself:
 

Which describes your age?  

Under 10
11 - 18
19-35
36-50
51-64
65+

Are you a resident of Rowley? 

Yes
No

If not a resident of Rowley, where do you live? 

 

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How frequently do you visit the Rowley Public Library? 

Daily
Weekly
Monthly
A few times per year
Never
How do you use the library?
 

Which of the following offerings and events are you most interested in? (Select all that apply.)

Recreational reading
Research/information
Homework/studying
Magazines/newspapers
Computers/Internet access
Local history/Genealogy
Museum passes
Hot Spots
Discovery Kits
Streaming music
Language learning
Tech device training
eBooks & Downloadable content
Children's programs
Teen programs
Concerts
Movie events
Book clubs/Author visits
Classes, lectures, crafts
Library of things (tools, musical instruments, baking pans, games, etc.)
Other  

Do the current library offerings meet all of your needs? 

Yes
No

If not, what offerings would you like to see added to the Rowley Public Library? (List as many as you would like.)

 

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Communication: check all that apply
 
How do you usually hear about the Rowley Public Library's offerings?
Visits to the library
Word of mouth
Email (DoDates, Wowbrary, etc.)
Text
Library's website
Library's Facebook page
Rowley Community Media Cable TV
Town of Rowley website
Newspaper
Other  

How would you prefer to learn about Rowley Public Library's offerings? 

Visits to the Library
Word of mouth
Email (DoDates, Wowbrary, etc.)
Text
Library's website
Library's Facebook page
Rowley Community Media Cable TV
Town of Rowley website
Newspaper
I am not interested in the library
Other  

If you do not use the Rowley Public Library, what are some reasons you do not? 

 

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In recent library visits, describe how often you found what you were looking for:

Always
Usually
Often
Sometimes
Never

Have you asked the library staff for help using library resources?

Yes
No
Please rate the assistance you received:
Excellent
Good
Adequate
Poor
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In the past year, how often have you visited libraries in other towns?

Daily
Weekly
Monthly
A few times per year
Never

What are some reasons you visit other libraries?

 

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If the library could be open more hours, which time frame would you prefer? 

Friday 10AM-2PM
Friday 1PM-5PM
Saturday 2PM-4PM
Sunday 1PM-5PM

What formats are you interested in reading/listening/viewing library materials? (Check all that apply.)

Print
Audio
Downloadable audio
eBooks
DVD
Blu-Ray
Gaming
eMagazines
Other  

To help the RPL staff select appropriate materials, please tell us how you choose your reading materials:

 

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Virtual library resources:
 

Have you visited the Rowley Public Library's website?

Yes
No

If so, were you able to find all of the information you were looking for?

Yes
No
What was the reason for visiting the Rowley Public Library's web site? (Check all that apply.)
Library hours
Directions
Program information
Calendar of events
Contact Library staff/trustees
Local history/genealogy
General research
Read a Library policy
New books
Book recommendations
Use the library catalog
eBooks/downloadable content
Renew materials
Databases
Online journals/newspapers
Reserve a museum pass
Reserve a meeting room
Register for a program
Check your account
Other  

Do you wish more library resources were accessible online?  

Yes
No

What specific improvements would you like to see added to the library's website? (List as many as you would like.)

 

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In conclusion:
 

What could the library do to become a greater asset to the community?

 

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Are there any other helpful comments you wish to share with the Library Trustees?

 

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Thank you!