Greenwich Library wants to hear from you! Now through June 13, Greenwich residents can share their views and ideas about Greenwich Library's services and priorities and help inform the Library's strategic plan for mapping out the Library's future. The survey only takes a few minutes, but its impact as the voice of the community will resonate for years to come.
To complete the Greenwich Library survey, please visit the Library's website here through June 13 or visit one of the Library's three locations - the Main Library and the Cos Cob and Byram Shubert branches. Limited paper copies will also be available in the buildings, as will online and paper versions in Spanish and Japanese.
The survey marks the launch of the Library's strategic planning efforts. Additional steps to help guide the Library's future growth and allocation of resources include community conversations and focus groups, which will be held in September and October. "It is critical to involve the community in developing our next strategic plan," said Jenny Baldock, President of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees. "In a rapidly-changing world, it is vital to address both present and future needs of our patrons, and so we are strongly encouraging all Greenwich residents to fill out the survey."
Greenwich Library continues to be a premier destination for residents. Recently, the Library reached an exciting milestone, welcoming its 5 millionth visitor since the opening of the Peterson Wing in June 1999. During this same period, circulation has increased 60 percent and visitor traffic to the Library's three buildings has grown nearly 66 percent, welcoming a record 777,600 patrons in 2010-11. These increases occurred along with the growth of the Library's website, which provides 24/7 access to numerous resources, including eBooks and downloadable music. As Greenwich Library embarks upon its latest round of strategic planning, it is crucial to hear from everyone to maintain the Library as a relevant and responsive resource for the community.