The Pawling Library will be holding two community forums as the final public process in drafting its long range plan. These forums will give the public a chance to provide input and review some of the information gathered from surveys and focus groups.
“Every community organization needs a long range plan to guide it into the future,” states Scott Jarzombek, Director of the Pawling Library. “The library’s place in the world has changed drastically in the last decade and it is very important to us to know what our community’s expectations are and how they want to be served.”
This spring, the Library hosted three focus groups—one with board members, one with a small group of patrons, and one with the leaders in our community. The library also conducted a user survey, something it now plans to do annually. According to the Brian Smith, Library Board president, “the survey responses were not a surprise; the public loves our staff and programming.” He adds, “the real issues we have are with additional space and parking.”
The Pawling Library needs your input. The forums will be held at 7:00 PM on August 21st and August 30th in the Pawling Library Community Room. They will each finish by 9:00 PM. Light refreshments will be provided.
Registration is required. Please call the library at 845-855-3444 to register or email firstname.lastname@example.org.