Community Survey

According to our latest community survey, we’re running a great library –

Some of the positive feedback we received from the majority of respondents, the library:

  • Is very important to my family
  • Offers high quality and friendly customer service
  • Is a community center that promotes family activities
  • Represents a hub for learning
  • Is a benefit to the community that enhances the property value of homes within Pawling

Some offered pointed remarks of a positive nature:

“An Irreplaceable Resource –a place where anyone, regardless of financial background, can find free resources, lose oneself in a story, study learn and gather.”

“The Library offers enrichment programming for all ages that is hard to find in Pawling. It’s nice not to have to drive all over the place to find programs when you can find it right here in your home town!”

While the majority of feedback we received was positive, the survey also communicated that there are needs for:

  • Additional space
  • Better parking
  • Ongoing enhancements to programming
  • Newer furniture
  • More, newer computers
  • Expanded hours (primarily in the morning)
  • Noise control
  • Added outreach to schools

In response to the community’s concerns, the library will be enclosing a dedicated teen area with computers. We have also already begun the process of adding additional adult computers to the rear of the library.

A YES vote on November 6th will help to ensure that we can follow through on more of the feedback we receive from our community.