Library Survey Results

The Library is pleased to announce the results of a community survey conducted June 17-July 3, 2013.  There were 697 paper surveys submitted and 47 online ones for a total of 744.

The survey respondents indicated a strong approval rating of the overall services of the Library with 96% of the 744 respondents stating that they were Extremely or Very satisfied with services.

The helpfulness of the Library staff showed an even greater satisfaction with 97% of the respondents stating that they were Extremely or Very satisfied with the service received from staff members.

More than 51% of users come to the Library every week with other attendance spread fairly evenly between daily (8%), bi-monthly (15%), monthly (13%), and occasionally (13%).   The majority of use comes in the circulation of books (494) and of audiovisual items (244).  Other notable use was Internet use (154), reading newspapers and magazines (149) and attending a Library program (138).

We received 243 comments on the survey.  From those comments, we found several areas that the public wants the Library Board to review for change.  Those include correcting recent computer lab problems, adding more computer classes, and purchasing more ebooks and newer movies.  Respondents also made suggestions for increased hours and improvements to the Library’s website.  The Board will discuss these items in the near future.

Thank you all for participating in the Survey!

 

Pronunciator

The Library has a new free language learning program. Pronunciator has 75 languages to learn. Within each language, Pronunciator offers up to 10,000 phrases, 354 hours of audio lessons, 8 types of interactive drills, 2000 downloadable PDF phrasebooks, and 6 types of scored quizzes. You have the option of learning through guided "Postcards" courses or from the ground up by building your own conversations.

All you need is your library card to access Pronunciator. Click on the Pronunciator image above to check it out. You can also find a link to this language program on our Resources page.

Mystery Author C. M. Wendelboe

Come hear Wyoming mystery author, C. M. WENDELBOE talk about his novels at the Brookings Public Library on Monday, July 29 at 6:30 pm.

Wendelboe, a retired lawman, has written three mysteries in the SPIRIT ROAD series featuring FBI agent Manny Tanno. Tanno reluctantly returns to the Pine Ridge Reservation after 18 years to solve a murder and then takes a permanent assignment in the FBI’s Rapid City field office.

Wendelboe has an appreciation of Native culture and spirituality. His awareness of their diverse perspectives on historical and contemporary issues is reflected in the themes of the Spirit Road mysteries.

The program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase.

 

 

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