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Handley Regional Library System announces today an online public facility assessment for the historic Handley Library in downtown Winchester. The online public survey will help library administration gather responses as they evaluate the space use and configuration of Handley Library as they plan for the future.
The public can complete the brief survey at www.handleyregional.org/handleylibrarysurvey until March 18, 2020.
“Great libraries evolve in how they deliver information, materials, and value to the communities they serve,” says John Huddy, Director of Handley Regional Library System. “As we continue to update our materials and services and evolve in how we meet the needs of our patrons, it makes sense for us to look at the physical space of Handley Library and how it functions for the community. We chose this location due to the high rate of visits and sometimes challenging layout a historic building has. This means looking at the public spaces, service points, and building layout to see how patrons encounter these areas. Our goal with this is to get input from the community, specific to this location, to see how we can improve operations and service delivery.”
Huddy reports that they are working with a professional consulting firm specializing in library facility planning and design.
“Our online survey is one part of this project. We’ve met with and spoken to consultants for several years now as we’ve considered this project – making sure we picked the right firm for our needs. We are also conducting targeted focus groups to get additional feedback. We are excited to see where this journey takes us and appreciate everyone’s input as we plan the future of the library system.”