ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY ASKS “WHAT’S NEXT?”

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (August 16, 2016) -- The Orange County Public Library invites county residents to share their thoughts about direction for the library in the coming years in a survey “What’s Next for the Library?” The short survey will be available through Wednesday, August 31 online at www.bit.ly/ocplibrary. Residents who prefer to fill out a paper survey can do so at one of the library’s four locations in Hillsborough, Carrboro and Cedar Grove.

In addition to the survey, the library is hosting focus groups, conducting phone interviews, and meeting with staff. Input from all sources will be used to create broad themes for the library’s work in the coming years. The public will be invited to comment on proposed themes before a draft plan is presented to the Orange County Board of County Commissioners for input and approval. Funds for the planning process were awarded by a grant from the State Library.

“We’re excited to find out what our customers value about us and where we can improve,” said Andrea Tullos, assistant library director. “A community library is about that – being reflective of the community we serve.”

The library is working with Floricane, a Richmond-based firm to map out its 2017-2020 strategic plan.

The Orange County Public Library has four locations: The Main Library at 137 W. Margaret Lane, downtown Hillsborough; the Carrboro Branch at McDougle Middle School, 900 Old Fayetteville Road, Chapel Hill; the Cybrary at The Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro Street, Carrboro; and, the Library Station, a 24/7 self-serve kiosk at the Cedar Grove Community Center, 5800 N. 86, Hillsborough. Free parking is available at all locations. For hours of operation and complete service and program information, please visit www.bit.ly/ocplibrary

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