SANTA MONICA—Launched on May 1, the Santa Monica Public Library has issued a survey to seek input from residents and library users on how to best meet the community’s needs.
The survey is meant to assess how the community uses the library, and how satisfied people are with the library’s current set of services. In addition to the books and DVDs available for check out, the library’s services include homework help, Adult Education Classes (on topics such as job skills, computer literacy, ESL, etc.), and online access to over 30 premium subscription databases.
The survey aims to identify what new programs the public would find most helpful. Proposed
programs include “maker space,” where library users could access 3-D printers and advanced computers to “work on technological and creative endeavors;” a seed library meant to encourage seed sharing amongst local gardeners; and “bicycle-related programming,” which could potentially take the form of a bike-powered mobile library.
The survey is the first step of the Santa Monica Public Library’s strategic plan to update the libray and its services, as well as its position in the community.
For more information, contact Claudia Fishler, Assistant City Librarian at (310) 458-8607 or firstname.lastname@example.org.