Johnstown library offers survey to improve services

JOHNSTOWN – The Johnstown Public Library is encouraging the public to fill out an internet survey on its website to improve services.

Library Director Erica Wing told the Common Council this week the library Board of Trustees is trying to gauge the interests of the public.

“It’s that time again,” Wing said.

She said the public- outreach effort involves a questionnaire.

The community survey is on the library’s website – She said the survey is not just for users of the 38 S. Market St. library.

The survey asks several questions about visiting the library, the library website, services now offered, library materials, adult and children programming, technology and rating the staff.

Elsewhere in her report, Wing said the library will start its 2016 Summer Reading Adventure program Monday.

The program will have an “On Your Mark” sports theme. Readers and non-independent readers of all ages are welcome, and the goal is 10 hours of reading.

Registration for the program must be done at the library or by phone. The adventure will feature giveaways, contests and raffles for prizes, including gift cards and a Samsung Galaxy tablet.

Wing said an upcoming library-hosted “special event” will be “Serenading Strings in the Park.” It will be a free Boston Pops-style concert featuring violinist Leo Milman at 7 p.m. July 14 at the downtown bandshell off West Main Street.

The director also reported the library implemented a program in which library customers can print materials from their own devices. She said the library’s front-desk staff can assist with any technical questions.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at [email protected].

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