Holliston Public Library Survey
Dear Resident:
The Holliston Public Library is developing a plan for services and the facility over the next 5-10 years and we are requesting your help with this survey. It should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. Fill in the form at the end to be entered in a free drawing to win a Kindle Fire or a Roku. Prizes provided by the Friends of the library.

A paper version of the survey is included with the Holliston Town census and available at the library. There is also a PDF version posted on the library website if you prefer to print the survey at home. All members of your household are welcome to respond individually.
What is your age?
How often do you use the Holliston Public Library?
If the frequency has increased or decreased or if you rarely use the library, can you tell us why?
Your answer
To help us determine what library services are important and could be improved in a new or expanded facility please rate the following
Very Important
Important
Neutral
Unimportant
Very Unimportant
Social gathering space (bistro tables & chairs)
Outdoor space
Dedicated Teen area
Additional electrical outlets/charging station
More and varied children's programs
More & varied young adult/'tween/teen programs
More help with technology & using devices
More and varied adult programs
Additional and more convenient parking
Better lighting and acoustics
Larger Children's Room with craft/activity space
Business space with copy machine, scanner, etc.
Makerspace/creative space/workshop space.
More staff to assist you
Larger, more secure play area
Meeting spaces for community events
After hours meeting space
Visits to preschools/day care
Drive-up book drop
More small meeting rooms
Parent/caregiver space in the Children's Room
Extended evening hours
Extended weekend hours
Performance space for library/community programs
Increased cooperation with schools
Art gallery display with lighting and security
Which of the following would YOU PERSONALLY use if available? Check all that apply.
If the teen section were expanded, which of the following would YOU OR YOUR CHILD PERSONALLY use?
Do you currently use free electronic books, downloadable audio or digital magazines through the library?
If you do not, use free electronic books, downloadable audio or digital magazines through the library why not?
How likely are you to use free e-books/downloadable audio in the near future?
Please rank below, in order of desirability to you, the elements you would like considered in studying the future of the library building.
The library building is in need of repair and upgrade. The land it occupies now may only be used for a library and the current structure takes up the entire footprint. We can apply for state construction grant funds in the next 3-4 years. Typical awards are about 40% of eligible project costs with the town and private donations funding the remainder. The timeline is about 8-10 years.
1. Most desirable
2. Second
Third
Fourth
Fifth
Sixth
Least desirable
Remain in the same location
Purchase the TD Bank property to allow for future expansion and parking
Purchase other adjacent properties if/when they become available
Preserve the Carnegie building but consider major alterations to the 1984 portion to create additional space
Demolish the existing library and rebuild on same site
Build a new library on a different site
Repair the existing building to keep the library operating without changing the space inside or the parking.
Do you use other libraries?
Why do you use other libraries/
Your answer
What things do you think our library does well?
Your answer
What things do you find frustrating?
Your answer
Are there any other comments you would like to share?
Your answer
If you wish you may provide your name and phone number or email below to be entered in a drawing for a Kindle Fire or Roku donated by the Friends of the Library.
The survey is intended to be anonymous. Your name will not be connected with your answers.
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