Sunday, December 7, 2008

Survey Online

The Trustees of the Guilford Free Library are beginning a long-range planning process and need your input so that we can plan with your needs in mind. Please fill out the online survey available here.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

What Do You Think About Your Library?

We'd like to know about your library thoughts. We're asking you to complete a survey and send it to us. Until we know how to post it on the web page, we'll email the survey to you. Then, you fill it out and send it back. Request the survey here. Scroll down to 'contact us'. Contact us. Just write survey in the subject line. That ought to do it.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Keeping in Touch

A few ideas have been passed on to me since we last met.

In thinking about Guilford in 10 years, Dick Clark thinks we will have a country store and a post office. I'm trying to remember if he said a gas station, too. Did you, Dick?

Herb Meyer passed on the idea about a book drop in Algiers. I mentioned that at the Trustees meeting last night. Wow, said everyone, great idea.

I've completed the first draft of library trends, emailed to all committee members. Now Richard, Laura, Larry, Crystal and I need to identify some library service responses to carry out that vision. Then we'll get back together, probably in January.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


We met on Tuesday, October 21, and started to talk about our perfect Guilford ten years from now, while we ate veggie chile (Laura Lawson Tucker), cornbread muffins (Crystal Washburn), and heart-shaped cookies (Becky Anderson). Accompanied by apples and cheese and cider, we talked about the strengths and weaknesses our town has to meeting those goals, as well as the threats and opportunities. A heady mix.

If you have other ideas to fit in any of these categories, please use the comment area below to add them.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Planning Advisory Team Meets

The Guilford Library's Planning Advisory Team met on Tuesday, September 23. Following a yummy light supper of lentil soup (made by Laura) and homemade bread (made by Crystal), accompanied by cheese, fruit and cider, the group got to work. Amy Howlett, our consultant from the Department of Libraries, asked the first of three questions - What does the Guilford Free Library do well? Her second question was What could the library improve? Her last question was What should the library's priorities be for the next five years?

Each participant took a few moments to think of answers from their point of view, and then shared them with the group. Below are notes from the meeting.

If you have additional ideas for any of the questions, please add a comment at the bottom of the post.