2019 Peabody Public Library Countywide Survey
You have been selected to participate in our survey about library services and operations. The information will be used to craft the direction the Peabody Public Library will go for the next three years. Now is your chance to add your voice regarding the Peabody Public Library.
Please enter your 7 digit CASEID number below. The CASEID number can be found on the last page of the printed survey. *
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Do you have a library card from the Peabody Public Library?
Approximately, how many times have you visited the Peabody Public Library in the past 12 months? Please write the number in the area provided below. Please enter "0" if you have not visited the Library in the past 12 months.
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When was the last time you visited the Peabody Public Library?
The next few questions are about the Peabody Public Library website. How many times in the past 12 months have you visited the Peabody Public Library website? Please enter the number of times in the area provided below. Please enter "0" if you have not visited the Peabody Public Library website in the past 12 months.
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When was the last time you visited the Peabody Public Library website?
Does the Peabody Public Library offer non-residents the ability to purchase library services?
Please rate the following on a scale of 1 to 10, where 10 means "Extremely important" and 1 means "Not at all important."
Provides a large enough facility to meet the needs of the community.
Not at all important
Extremely important
Is a place for people in the community to gather and socialize.
Not at all important
Extremely important
Has convenient hours of operation
Not at all important
Extremely important
Has the right staff to meet the needs of the community
Not at all important
Extremely important
Has a convenient location to get to.
Not at all important
Extremely important
Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with the following statements or phrases about Peabody Public Library's facilities using a scale from 1 to 10, where 10 means you "Agree strongly" and 1 means you "Disagree strongly."
Having a reputable library does not have much impact on the status and image of the community.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
Having an excellent library is a source of pride for a community.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
Please indicate the level of importance for the following statements or phrases regarding materials provided for you by the Peabody Public Library using a 10 point scale, where 10 means "Extremely important" and 1 means "Not at all important."
Provides access to a broad range of books, music, movies and magazines.
Not at all important
Extremely important
Offers something appealing for people of every race, gender, ethnicity, and religion.
Not at all important
Extremely important
Provides access to streaming and digital content including e-books, videos, TV shows, magazines and comics.
Not at all important
Extremely important
Provides access to non-traditional materials including but not limited to: board games, puzzles, science kits, activity kits, skills bags, home equipment, lawn games, tools, butterfly kits and birding kits.
Not at all important
Extremely important
Provides access to digital devices including but not limited to computer games, launch pads, vox books, hotspots, e-readers, and kids' Kindles.
Not at all important
Extremely important
Next is a list of words and phrases that may or may not be important to you when it comes to the Peabody Public Library services. Please indicate the level of importance for the following statements using a 10 point scale, where 10 means "Extremely important" and 1 means "Not at all important."
Offers activities and classes not found elsewhere in the community.
Not at all important
Extremely important
Prepares young children for school.
Not at all important
Extremely important
Provides people with skills for the workplace.
Not at all important
Extremely important
A place to turn for assistance during weather emergencies/disasters.
Not at all important
Extremely important
Supports civic discourse and community engagement.
Not at all important
Extremely important
Enhances the quality of life in a community.
Not at all important
Extremely important
Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with the following general statements about the Peabody Public Library using a scale from 1 to 10, where 10 means you "Agree strongly" and 1 means you "Disagree strongly".
The library stimulates growth and development in a community.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
Libraries just aren't as important in kids' lives as they once were.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
The library is a social hub in my community where people frequently meet.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
Peabody Public Library advances education.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
Peabody Public Library advances engagement and participation in the community.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
The Peabody Public Library advances empowering people in the community.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
Next is a list of words and phrases that may or may not be important to you when it comes to technology at the Peabody Public Library. Please rate the level of importance of the following statements using a 10 point scale, where 10 means "Extremely important and 1 means "Not at all important".
Offers free access to computers and Internet for everyone.
Not at all important
Extremely important
Provides technical assistance through online classes and one-on-one appointments.
Not at all important
Extremely important
Provides robotics and STEM opportunities to the elementary schools and the public.
Not at all important
Extremely important
Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with the following statements about technology at the Peabody Public Library using a scale from 1 to 10, where 10 means you "Agree strongly" and 1 means you "Disagree strongly".
With the Internet, the library has become obsolete.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
The library has done a good job keeping up with the changing technology.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
Almost everyone today has access to the Internet at home or at work.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
The library's meeting rooms have updated technology equipment.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
The library's staff are knowledgeable about the technology available to patrons in each of the meeting rooms.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
The libraries in Whitley County provide access to a variety of print materials, digital materials, entertainment videos, educational classes, technology training, Internet access, community rooms and technology devices. If you live in a township that does not provide access to a library, how do you access the following? If you live in a township with a library, please enter "Not applicable" or "NA."
Print materials
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Digital materials
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Entertainment videos
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Educational classes
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Technology training
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Internet access
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Community rooms
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Technology devices
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The next series of questions are about countywide library services.
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Do you believe that all Whitley County townships should have access to a public library?
What is the best way to ensure all Whitley County residents have access to a public library? Please answer in the space provided.
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While the Peabody Public Library has no plans for closure, please tell us the effect that the Peabody Public Library closure would have on your:
Negative effect
Neither positive nor negative effect
Positive effect
Community
Family
If you could choose one of the three libraries in Whitley County as your home library, which one would you choose?
Overall, how important do you think it is for Whitley County to have a strong public library system? Using a 10 point scale where 10 means "Extremely important" and a 1 means "Not at all important".
Not at all important
Extremely important
Where do you think public libraries get most of their funding? Choose one answer.
Please feel free to comment on any aspect of the Peabody Public Library below.
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For the next three questions think about the local tax-supported services in your community. For each service section, rate how much you agree with the phrase listed for the services using a scale from 1 to 10, where 10 means you "Agree strongly" and a 1 means you "Disagree strongly." You may select any number between 1 and 10 that best reflects your opinion about the phrase.
The Police Department should be a top priority when it comes to allocating tax dollars.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
The Police Department should be one of the first things cut in a budget crisis.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
I'd be willing to pay more in local taxes to better fund the Police Department.
Diagree strongly
Agree strongly
The Fire Department should be a top priority when it comes to allocating tax dollars.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
The Fire Department should be one of the first things cut in a budget crisis.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
I'd be willing to pay more in local taxes to better fund the Fire Department.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
The Park Service should be a top priority when it comes to allocating tax dollars.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
The Park Service should be one of the first things cut in a budget crisis.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
I'd be willing to pay more in local taxes to better fund the Park Service.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
The Public Health Department should be a top priority when it comes to allocating tax dollars.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
The Public Health Department should be on of the first things cut in a budget crisis.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
I'd be willing to pay more in local taxes to better fund the Public Health Department.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
The Public Library should be a top priority when it comes to allocating tax dollars.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
The Public Library should be one of the first things cut in a budget crisis.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
I'd be willing to pay more local taxes to better fund the Public Library.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
The Public Schools should be a top priority when it comes to allocating tax dollars.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
The Public Schools should be on of the first things cut in a budget crisis.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
I'd be willing to pay more local tax to better fund the Public Schools.
Disagree strongly
Agree strongly
You are almost finished!
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The next set of questions give us a little more information about you.
Please indicate your age below.
Now, for statistical purpose only, we have to group people who complete the survey into general income brackets. Please select one of the following that best describes your total annual household income, before taxes.
Which of the following best describes the highest level of education you've completed?
Please choose the option that best describes your race:
Which of the following describes your primary residence (where you live most of the time)?
Please provide the five-digit ZIP code of your primary residence (the place you live most of the time).
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