The Davie County Public Library wants to know what you want and need from your library.
In order to find out, the library has created a comprehensive survey designed to understand what is important to you on a daily basis. It will gather detailed information on how the library can best serve you and the community in general. The survey is the first step toward a five-year strategic plan that will guide the library in meeting the needs of our rapidly evolving and growing community.
The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
As an incentive for your participation a random drawing will be held for the following:
The survey closes on February 28, 2021.
“In order to move the library into the future, we have to continuously update our strategic plan,” said DCPL Director Derrick Wold, urging everyone to complete the survey. “We want to get as much information from the community as possible in order to match our services to their needs.”
In addition to wanting to get out the word about the survey, Wold wants people to know that after being closed for six months because of the virus, both the Cooleemee and Mocksville branches of the library have resumed their normal hours of operation available here.
To safeguard the public, cleaning has been increased, the library staff wears masks, and the number of people who can participate in an in-person program has been adjusted to allow for social distancing.
During the pandemic, DCPL increased its virtual programmings such as book and writing clubs for adults and cooking demos and Pinterest crafts for youth. Other online services have also been popular. Wold would like to see those offerings continue to increase since they are safe and don’t require limitations on the number of people who can participate.
Wold is pleased with the direction the library is going. “We’ve grown quite a bit despite having to change a lot of what we have been doing because of COVID in order to provide a safe environment for the community.”
Looking toward the future, he sees a need in the community for the library to continue increasing digital access. “We have a lot of people who come in to use our computers often because they don’t have internet access at home.” He would like to expand the computers they have into a computer lab in order to be able to offer more classes to help more people become digitally savvy. “Bridging that digital divide is one of the goals we really need to have.”
Digital offerings also make accessing the library easier for people who don’t live close to either branch.
Wold hopes people will take the time to explore the library’s website to see the wealth of resources that are available.
Did you know that only $13.20 of your taxes buys you all that the library has to offer? The library’s leadership is committed to ensuring that the citizens and communities across the county get the highest rates of return on those dollars through relevant and compelling materials, services, and programs for individuals of all ages, socio-economic groups, geographic location, and information needs.
The Davie County Public Library offers:
And much more! Check out what the library has to offer here.
To have a say in the future of the library take the survey here by Sunday, February 28th. For questions or concerns about the survey contact library consultant Dr. Anthony Chow, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mocksville Branch is located at 371 N. Main St.and can be reached at (336) 753-6030. Get Directions.
The Cooleemee Branch is located in the Cooleemee Shopping Center on Highway 801 South and can be reached at (336) 753-6049. Get Directions.