In general, what is the main reason you visit the Geneva Public Library?
In general, when visiting the library, what mode of transportation do you use (i.e. car, walking, public transportation, etc.)?
In your opinion, how could the library improve access to the building?
In your opinion, what is one area in our library that could use more space within the building?
If the library expanded the size of the property, please rank the following in importance as part of the expansion. [Parking]
If the library expanded the size of the property, please rank the following in importance as part of the expansion. [Outdoor Green Space]
If the library expanded the size of the property, please rank the following in importance as part of the expansion. [Indoor Public Spaces]
Thinking to the future, what one word would you like to be able to use to describe the Geneva Public Library?
Do you have any additional comments for the library?
|10/23/2018 15:09:17||To tutor||car|
Level entrance to the main floor from a parking lot
Probably shelf space that has been lost to computer space
|1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||Prominent|
I see great activities and people using materials every time I visit. Most of my reading is done by e-book but when I visit for that rare print book I see lots of good things happening
|10/25/2018 15:14:37||Volunterring||Car||More parking spaces||cafe, more bathrooms||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||Innovative||None|
Check out books and audios
More parking! Off street!
More meeting rooms for small groups
|1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||Convenient||Love it!|
Books, business, technical, Biblical, children's play and reading areas
|Car||Access is good|
More for 2-4 year old children for free time activities, play options
|2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||1st Priority||Research Options|
Some part-time day care would help parents do research
Take out books, audio books, DVDs, and use the computers
Consult with a professional city planner or disability expert
Maybe an area for families with noisier young children to feel okay about using the computers; a place for teens to make it feel like an area just for them
|1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||Inclusive|
Thank you for the wonderful resource and space you provide for the community and the great people that work here
|10/25/2018 15:20:49||Books||Car||More parking||Teen Room||1st Priority||2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||Peaceful||None|
To fake out books and DVD and read the FL Times
Ramp for front door access- but seeing as it is pretty easy to come in side door, not really sure about that
Side door needs blue handicap door push device to open door and keep it open for wheelchair users
|1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||Awesome||None|
To rent movies and check out books
|Walking||No Comment||No Comment||2nd Priority||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||Fantastic||None|
Be open more hours on the weekend
Graphic novels- Teen Room
|3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||1st Priority||Helpful|
Needs to be open more hours
Books, movies, music CDs
Better hours on weekends
Manga, graphic novels, cookbooks
|3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||1st Priority||Friendly||None|
Books, audiobooks, blood drives, book sales
|Car||More parking||No Comment||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||Accessible||None|
Computers, movies, bestselling books
|Car||No Comment||Access from main st.||1st Priority||2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||Welcoming|
Second story bathroom. A snack counter with food and refreshments would be inviting for patrons
|10/25/2018 15:27:55||Renting books||Car||More parking||No comment||1st Priority||2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||Warm, friendly||Great library|
Check out books, play time for the kids, Baby and Toddle Lapsits
|Car||Parking||Children's Area||1st Priority||1st Priority||1st Priority||Awesome!|
You are doing a great job. Keep it up and thank you!
|10/25/2018 15:29:53||To withdraw books||Walk or drive|
Parking is a significant challenge at times.
|No comment||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||Wonderful|
The library is a community asset in many ways- much appreciated
|10/25/2018 15:30:19||Books and audiobooks||Car||No comment||No comment||1st Priority||2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||Great||None|
Pick up books and DVDs that I put on hold
|Car||No comment||Adult Fiction Area||1st Priority||2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||No comment||None|
Borrow books and audiobooks
Parking! Ideally off-street parking and access to the building (covered access)
|Cafe||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||Convenient|
Keep up the great work!
|10/25/2018 15:33:17||No response||Car|
1st level, large open entranceway
Rearranging should be enough; especially if walls and furniture can be moved; fix leaks
|1st Priority||2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||Awesomeness||None|
I work here- I borrow books and DVDs
Improve off-street parking
|No comment||1st Priority||2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||Inviting||Drive up book drop|
|10/25/2018 15:40:20||Work here||Car|
Less stairs, possible ramp
Storage to make more space in community room and story room
|1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||Harmonious||None|
|10/25/2018 15:41:57||Work here.||Walk|
Have a larger front area, large glass double doors w/ramp, beautiful foyer
Children's room and teen area
|2nd Priority||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||Energy Efficient|
Finish tutor space, new ceiling tiles and lighting
Staff member, Books and DVDs
|Car||No response||Restrooms||1st Priority||2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||Safe||None|
|10/25/2018 15:43:21||Work here||Car|
I think the access to the building is fine
Teen room could be bigger
|1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||Helpful||None|
Work here, but otherwise would brows for books and pick up holds
|Car||More parking||Teen Room||1st Priority||2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||Fun||None|
To check out books and DVDs
|Car or walk|
Better signage to show where the entrance is
Adult Fiction and DVDs, Teen Fiction
|1st Priority||2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||Welcoming|
Consider updating bathrooms, adding bathrooms on 2nd floor
To get books and movies
|Car or walking|
You've got doors on each side plus elevator, I think you're good
Expand the YA Fiction section
|2nd Priority||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||Important|
I like all the concerts and events that you hold in the space, it makes it seem very accessible to the whole community.
Borrowing books and DVDs
|Car or walk||Better working doors||Teen Space||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||Welcoming||None|
|10/26/2018 13:21:32||Work Here||Car||No response|
Teen Services- Hangout Space
|1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||Awesome||None|
Work, borrowing books and DVDs
More parking, clearer entrances, better signage inside building, fewer walls
|Fiction or DVDs||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||Inspiring||None|
To use all of the resources the library offers...music, books, movies. I enjoy reading the paper and enjoying the beautiful building
By creating more parking or adding an entrance
|Staff spaces||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||Fabulous!||None|
Borrow books and read magazines
|Car or walk|
More parking places, more stair-less entrances
Children and teen rooms, processing area
|1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||Welcoming, Enabling||None|
Office space seems tight- many staff in small office space
|1st Priority||2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||Accessible|
Keep wi-fi accessible to all- love the passes for adult and children's computers
To pick up and return books
The parking is an issue- parking om Castle St is difficult-not just for juggling for a space but for the danger of getting into the car and crossing the street to traffic
At this point I use only the main floor- but not using the children's space, maybe more space there?
|1st Priority||2nd Priority||1st Priority||Accessible||We love our library!!|
Books and recorded books
More parking spaces if possible
|No response||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||Great||More recorded books|
|10/26/2018 13:29:43||No response||Car||No response||No response||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||Filled (w/books)|
Love the expansion plans
Computer, books, videos
|Walk||No Response||No Response||2nd Priority||1st Priority||2nd Priority||Great Place||Great Place|
programs, research, sociability
parking lot, drive up bookdrop
reading areas, but without good parking I feel guilty using a spot on the street for a long period of time
|1st Priority||2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||informative|
with my only day off every other week being Sunday-open for a few hours like Sodus
|11/15/2018 15:56:14||visit old friends||car|
parking can sometimes be an issue
Musical Moments sometimes needs more space and the Children's Room seems "cozy"/crowded
|1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||welcoming|
always my favorite site in Geneva
Borrow books and DVDs, quiet positive environment
Parking is always "iffy", often drive around the block using Dorchester to see if parking lot by Children's entrance is available or park on Main St.
|no response||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||secure environment|
Wish the staff and volunteers wore name tags so I could say "thank you Susie" or encourage a helpful volunteer; drive up drop off bin would be wonderful and would solve some parking issues
it's local, I love to read and my children love it too
|car||better parking situation||no response||2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||1st Priority||open||no response|
tutoring and get books on CD
allow patrons to park behind Touhey building
|no response||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||fun|
all of your librarians are very helpful and friendly
community events- Tuesdays on the Terrace, Blood Drives, Book Sales
teen room could be a little bigger
|1st Priority||2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||modern||no response|
|11/28/2018 10:31:13||computers and movies||car|
An entrance for when I park on the side street
A second floor bathroom would be helpful
|1st Priority||2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||Comfortable|
Affordable refreshments and snacks that would not be messy. A water feature would be nice.
community interaction, selection of materials
offices, classrooms, community room
|2nd Priority||1st Priority||1st Priority||community||no response|
To browse and borrow books and audio books
I think access is good, nice to have access from Castle St. or Main St. entrances. For families with small children the parking lot and entrance directly to the children's section are a HUGE help and safer than parking on Castle St.
|No response||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||No response|
Continue being open long hours, the schedule now is very good. Thank you for everything you do and say thank you to all the staff for their warm greetings and great attitudes.
My children like the teen room, renting movies, video games, etc.
Teen room and infant room separated, more activities for all, coffee stand charge $1.00 per cup (ice tea, lemonade, and water for summertime).
|2nd Priority||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||Sunday hours.||Keep up the great job!|
|11/28/2018 10:38:50||Check out books||Car||No response|
Several meeting rooms of different sizes-perhaps one large space with attached kitchenette-available free of charge for meetings for nonprofits. This is what the Seneca Falls Library has that I have used for 2 organizations on multiple occasions.
|1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||up-to-date|
Off street parking would be wonderful. It would be even better if the parking was on the same side of Castle St. as the front door and next to the building.
Access to recorded music and periodicals, library book sales
I have no problem with current access
Dedicated reading room
|3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||1st Priority||Responsive growth|
Could open spaces be developed between the sidewalk on the Main St and the building itself (patio?); could use for concerts/films, etc. I've come to the know that the Library has purchased the Touhey building, could some of that be used for a small theater?
Resources, computer, and books
A book and video deposit in the rear of the building.
|The children's floor.||2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||1st Priority||Diverse|
I find the staff here to be courteous and extremely patient.
|11/29/2018 18:07:13||Take out books||Private car|
Better parking / direct access to main entrance from parking lot.
Is adequate for my needs.
|1st Priority||2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||Convenient||No.|
Bring my dad to do the puzzles or my children to read
Better access for disabled!! ONE disabled parking spot is NOT enough!
|Space for seniors||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||Perfect!||No|
|11/29/2018 20:55:07||Check out books||Car||More off street parking||Teen space||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||Useful||No|
To borrow reading material, to print material, and to bring children to introduce them to the joys are reading
Walk and occasionally a car
|I’m not sure||2nd Priority||1st Priority||1st Priority||Reliable|
Keep up the great work!
Meetings/to use Ancestry.com
|Car||more parking||meeting rooms||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||Responsive||Nope|
|11/30/2018 0:01:20||Reading||Car or walking|
Create parking away from the Main/Castle intersection.
I think the indoor space is adequate. It's nicely set up.
|1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||Peaceful|
I love the library but I wish it was in a different location.
|11/30/2018 0:25:09||Meetings, events||Car|
An entrance other than on Castle Street
A toss up between more shelving and performance/community meeting space
|2nd Priority||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||Welcoming|
You're doing a wonderful job already!
|11/30/2018 5:07:09||Check out books||Car||More parking|
I’m still learning the library.....not sure
|1st Priority||2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||Accessible||No|
The books and meetings
car thought my wife and I do walk sometimes
|parking||the stacks||2nd Priority||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||community|
improving the look of the neighborhood would go a long way to improving the setting and look of the library.
Children programming, and to pick up books through OWWL loan
more disabled parking in the lot by the children entrance and near the front door
|not sure||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||accessable|
none that i can think of.
Take out books to read, some for personal growth and others for research of topices I am interested in or part of my Reading Group
better parking...but I do not often have a problem with access to the building...unless there is snow accumulation along the sidewalk/road.
Quiet, clean reading area, with good lighting and comfortable seating for reading only.
|2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||1st Priority|
(One word is not sufficient) Promotes Reading!
I would like you to consider being a combination Library and Community Center. Our current "Community Center" at the Boys and Girls Club does not seem conducive to Senior Citizens or Multi-generational groups, small clubs gathering, Adult education, creative crafts, etc etc. The Library seems to be the place where members of the community like to "hang-out". Maybe we can combine with some other agencies, even the Geneva Recreation Department, or the YMCA Employment Office, School's Adult Education Programs, Geneva Reads Program, or ???? Maybe we can run shuttles to and from other locations where the community would like to be active and learn and interact and grow intellectually, physically, and socially. I have had the notion that I library's main purpose it to promote READING, but that does not seem to be the main use of our library today.
To use computer and occasionally take out movies
|Car, walk, bike||No response|
The area where the computers are could be more spacious.
|1st Priority||2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||Free||No response|
|12/12/2018 15:21:45||Borrow books||car or walk||everything is fine||no response||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||essential||no response|
|12/17/2018 16:51:59||to withdraw books||car|
I would like an entrance from Main St.
|no response||2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||1st Priority||books||no response|
|12/19/2018 8:40:47||computers||car||Main St. entrance|
more DVD space for more DVDs
|1st Priority||2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||welcoming|
second floor bathroom and more affordable beverages
|12/29/2018 16:44:37||check out/return books||walk or car||not sure||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||1st Priority||welcoming|
I'm happy with it - but always exciting to see new options!
To pick up books on loan
|Drive my car||More parking||Parking?||2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||1st Priority||Gathering||Keep up the good work|
|12/29/2018 20:00:58||To take out books||Car||More parking||No more needed||1st Priority||2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||Friendly|
Would like Sunday hours
|12/29/2018 21:00:58||books||car or walk||childrens room||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||all encompassing|
just get better parking, get teens under control
Children's programing & checking out books
More off street parking of possible. I get anxious having to parallel park or unload my kids while on the street.
I spend most of my time in the children's area. That seems like a decent space for them, but I can't comment on other areas due to not exploring the rest of the library to often
|1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||Accessible|
I enjoy the children's programs available & my daughter is always excited to go to the library. It is a great asset to the community!
|12/30/2018 9:23:38||print magazines||car||fine for me|
? I don't find any part crowded
|1st Priority||2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||lagging|
it is adapting well - can't go all-virtual; can't stay all print
pick up books on hold, quiet area to work
quiet/silent area; the present quiet area isn't isolated enough to be quiet
|1st Priority||3rd Priroity||3rd Priroity||no response|
present leadership is poor
I love to read; love the feel of a book in my hands.
|Car||No response||Reading area||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||100% Patron Friendly|
More new books and movies, music too!
I attended church services in past 2 years while awaiting a permanent building. I like knowing I have access to computers and books.
Larger computer area, coffee bar
|more off street parking||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||Community|
I hope it continues to provide for the the community for years to come; especially when so much is online.
Any kind of information needed you can always find it at the library.
More parking be made available and a crosswalk to the library from the other side of the road.
|No response||1st Priority||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||Wonderful|
Always neat and clean (friendly/ very helpful people).
I use it as a resource for school papers.
Needs more parking other than street parking.
|2nd floor reference||1st Priority||2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||Fantastic|
Needs to embrace quiet on 2nd floor. This library totally saved me when I was a kid. I spent much time here. I loved reading books; I still do. The one big issue I have now is that usually the library has to borrow books due to low inventory. Staff is fantastic!
|1/14/2019 20:48:52||To check out books||Walking||Better parking|
Larger space for talks or performances
|2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||1st Priority||Dynamic||Nope|
|1/16/2019 10:51:51||The peace and quiet.||Walk||No response.||Digital media||3rd Priroity||1st Priority||2nd Priority||Wonderful||No response.|
books & computer classes
|car||additional parking||not sure||2nd Priority||2nd Priority||1st Priority||accessible||love our library|
|1/18/2019 19:47:13||Leisure||Walk||It's fine|
Maybe you don't need more space, maybe you need less stuff..
|3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||1st Priority|
They didn't screw over the taxpayers.
Don't waste public $$ on a parking lot.
to check out books to read
better parking - longer hours
|general reading areas||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||accessible|
I understand the budget constraints that impact the hours. but it would be nice to have more hours for people who work all day and want to use the library after work hours. You all do a great job!
Books DVDs, and CD browsing
|Car, bike||No response|
Computer space and group meeting space
|3rd Priroity||1st Priority||2nd Priority||Multi-generational|
Staff is professional and friendly
Browse magazines, check out materials, learn about library and community events.
Car, occasionally walking
|More parking, maybe||No response||2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||1st Priority||Active||No response.|
To get books and attend events
|Car||Parking!!||No response||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||Fantastic!|
I think it is a great library now. The clerks are always so friendly and helpful. It is a comfortable place.
To borrow a wide selection of books.
Provide parking and ease of walking to entrance.
Space for staff helping people.
|1st Priority||2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||Indispensable|
Thank you to the customer friendly and helpful staff.
|2/27/2019 16:05:58||Reading books||Car|
Larger entrance way and more doors
New book and material area
|2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||1st Priority||Modern. And expansive|
More selection of new material a must for me.
|2/27/2019 18:31:10||I don't||car||(I had no problems)||computers||2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||1st Priority||obsolete|
Few libraries have made a functional transition to the 'media world'. This is a personnel not a physical plant problem
to borrow books to read
We are new residents and use Castle St. and have not had any trouble parking
I am not familiar enough yet to judge.
|2nd Priority||3rd Priroity||1st Priority||indispensable|
The library is a remarkably friendly place with a very helpful staff.
|2/27/2019 20:27:40||Borrowing books||Car||More parking||Teen room||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||Vibrant|
I’ve loved the library since I was a little kid. It’s a reader’s paradise. Keep the forward thinking going.
|2/28/2019 0:02:54||Library events||car|
ground level direct access to library
|multi use area||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||hub|
Immediate, short and long terms needs of the Library need to be included in City of Geneva funding/grant requests. The important value of a vibrant Geneva Public Library needs to highlighted in the City of Geneva and Chamber of Commerce promotional materials (Geneva Area Welcome Guide). The library needs to be strategically involved with Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Center for Community Engagement & Service-Learning; Finger Lakes Community College - Geneva Campus Center, Geneva Family YMCA, Boys & Girls Club of Geneva, Geneva City Public Schools and Geneva 2020. Purposeful engagement by the Library Director and Trustees with city, county, state and federal elected officials to educate them and advance the mission of the Geneva Public Library.
variety - meetings, programs, and picking up books
area to distribute public info
|1st Priority||3rd Priroity||3rd Priroity||community||Fix the parking|
To get a book to read or read some current magazines.
Is there an entrance for the handicapped?
|Reading or work desks.||1st Priority||3rd Priroity||2nd Priority||Current|
I am very happy with the Current Library but we can always use updating and new ideas.