Recently at the library, a survey has been available for all interested patrons to aid our decision making processes. We always want to be making our library better for our community and want to know what our patrons considered important.
In the surveys we have received so far, 32% came from patrons under 20, 8% from patrons in their 20s & 30s, 24% from patrons in their 40s & 50s, 24% from patrons in their 60s, and 12% from patrons 70+. Given who we see in the library on a regular basis, we think those percentages are close to accurate of who uses our library.
Much of what we learned confirmed what we thought (all ages of patrons love reading!); we also learned new information (travelling is an interest – perhaps a topic for future library events). Our survey respondents enjoy mysteries, comedies, and nonfiction – as well as history, westerns, action, and adventure.
Why do patrons come to the library? To check out books, of course, but also to attend Story Times and LEGO™ Club, browse the Used Book Store, to talk to the Librarians, to read the newspapers, to browse the selection of movies, to request interlibrary loans, renew KS Library cards, to give donations of books or magazines, attend meetings, to use the internet, and play. As Librarians, we see these activities in action every week; when we see them listed on the surveys, we are encouraged to see that patrons value what the Library offers.
As a part of continuing to offer these excellent services to our patrons, the Lindsborg Community Library will be changing open hours of operation.
Starting January 3, 2017, the new hours will be:
- Monday, 10 am – 7 pm (new!)
- Tuesday, 10 am – 6 pm
- Wednesday, 10 am – 6 pm
- Thursday, 10 am – 6 pm (new!)
- Friday, 10 am – 6 pm
- Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm (new!)
Thank you for your patience during the adjustment!