The Palm Springs Public Library Needs to Hear From You!

On Monday June 23rd and Tuesday June 24th the Palm Springs Public Library, with the help of Providence Associates Library Consultants, will be conducting important community Town Hall meetings to hear from the public about their views for future services, programs, and building needs of the Library.

The Palm Springs Public Library on Sunrise Way welcomes and serves an average of 25,000 customers each month. “We know from statistics what materials are most used and whether or not the public programs we offer have good attendance. But statistics are not opinions; they don’t tell us what users like and dislike or what they feel is missing” said Barbara Roberts, Director of Library Services.

The first of these meetings will be a Town Hall discussion to be held at the Library at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 23rd. This discussion is designed to allow participants to give very specific opinions about the Library and the materials and services currently provided, as well as the demand for those not currently provided. Everyone is welcome.

The second meeting will focus on Parents and their unique needs as well as input and feedback on youth services and programs. This meeting will be on Tuesday, June 24th at 10:00 a.m. in the Library. The final meeting will be on Tuesday evening, June 24th at 6:30 p.m. for Latino families. This meeting will be held at the Early Childhood Education Building, 1000 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Technology Room A. A translator will be present.

Refreshments will be provided at each of the meetings. Library users and non-users are encouraged to attend, since every opinion counts. “The Library is a major community resource and welcomes community input to help us make the Library as relevant and appealing as possible to people’s daily lives,” said Roberts.

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