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NORWALK LIBRARY LAUNCHES COMMUNITY-WIDE SURVEY TO BEGIN PLANNING FOR FACILITY/ PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT

The Norwalk Public Library has launched an online and print 12-question survey inviting all Norwalk residents and library users to express their opinions about the future development of the library’s programs, services and physical spaces. The survey, available in English and Spanish, should take no more than five minutes to complete.


The library’s previous strategic plan was completed in 2002 and the main library was last renovated in 1982, so it’s time to plan the future of our library by surveying community opinions as widely as possible. The planning process will also consider the demographic changes in Norwalk that could impact the library’s future, including rapid population increases of seniors, young professionals, students, and new immigrants as well as the increase in the number of apartments. The planning will consider the digital revolution and its profound impact on how people learn, communicate, work and live today in a digital world.


Once the survey results have been collected and analyzed, the library’s consultants will facilitate small focus group meetings with Norwalk residents, interview elected officials and work with the Board and staff members to create a roadmap for the success of the library over the next several years.



The survey is available online at the library’s website at www.norwalkpl.org.

A drawing for an iPad Mini will also be held for all survey participants.