2019 Crawford County, Arkansas Library System Planning Survey
The Crawford County Library System is planning for the future and we’d like your help! Please help us by filling out this short survey. Thank you for your time & assistance.
Which library do you use most frequently? *
How often do you use the library?
Why do you visit the library?
(Check all that apply)
If you do not use the library, please indicate why:
Are the library’s current hours adequate for your needs? *
If you answered no on the previous question, when should the library be open?
(be as specific as possible when answering)
Your answer
How do you learn about the library’s services and events?
What kinds of programs would you like the library to offer for children/teens/adults?
(be as specific as possible when answering)
Your answer
What areas of the library’s collection do we need to better develop?
(check all that apply)
What is your age?
Did you know?
The Crawford County Library System has not had an income increase since 1998 when voters increased property taxes from .4 mills to 1.4 mills. During the 20 years since that increase, several items have taken a toll on the library system budget such as:

- inflation (price of 1 gallon of gas in 1998 was $1.06 -- in 2019 it is $2.59 per gallon)

- minimum wage increase (minimum wage in 1998 was $5.15/hr --in 2019 it is $9.25/hr)

- costs of digital subscriptions

- costs of maintaining computers/equipment/programs

Even though the county has grown, it has not been enough to even out these increased costs to the system. Do you know how much you pay in property tax to the library system? It is on your tax receipt. On property valued at $100,000 you pay $28 per year at the current rate of 1.4 mills.
Which would you support? *
how much more would you be willing to pay per year for library services?
Your answer
Would it be beneficial to you if you could receive notices or reminders of programs and other library activities through email?
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