The majority of you are regular visitors — 74% visit at least once a month, and 33% more than once a week!
While of course the majority of you are long-time residents and library users, it may surprise you to know that even in a town this small, 8% of respondents signed up for new cards in the past year.
As was the case with our last survey, the 3 main reasons you come to the library were to borrow a movie (82%) and/or a book (80%), or get a recommendation for a book or movie (63%) from our friendly and knowledgeable staff.
In fact, some of you noted in the comments that you really come for the “great conversations,” to “enjoy the company of other patrons,” and to “visit with the amazing staff.”
Our main reason for surveying you again was to see if you were OK with the current open hours. A few of you expressed concern that expanding hours would incur an increase in operating costs; indeed, 42% of you said our current open hours are fine as-is. However, there was significant support (26%) for opening on Mondays. We will calculate the expected costs and revisit the subject next year.
As for programming and special events, you are most excited (63%) about having authors and other guests come in and give presentations. 51% of you want to watch and discuss movies at the new library. 43% want to have book club meetings here. 37% are looking forward to our next Skywatch/ Star Party. We’re looking forward to all of these, too… and more!
The last question was about what kind of technology you are using at home. A whopping 55% of you have iPads at home and 43% use iPhones. 29% have Amazon Kindles, 19% have Barnes & Noble Nooks, and 16% of you have Galaxies or other Android tablets. Given all that, now would be a good time to remind you that you can download e-books and audiobooks through the NH Library web site. We’d also like to out point out that we have an app, so you can search our catalog (search your app store for “Atriuum on the Go”) from wherever you are!
Thanks again for participating in our surveys. We really appreciate your ideas and input! Our favorite comment from this survey pretty much summed up what we’ve been hearing from our patrons recently: “Scott and his amazing library staff and volunteers make the Langdon library a very welcoming place. I have been going to the Newington library for more than forty years and am looking forward to seeing the renovation.”