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Harrison Library Director Asks Adults for Help

HARRISON, N.Y. - Harrison Public Library Director Galina Chernykh is looking to the local adults for input on how to make the facility better.

Below is the questionnare that Chernykh is hoping Harrison adults will take the time to fill out and send to her. Chernykh can be reached by email at

Chernykh joined the library in July and has since been actively pursuing locals for advice and suggestions. She held a community meeting for Harrison teens last week to see what kinds of things they would like to see at the library.

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Here are the questions:1.    In general, how would you rate the senior community’s awareness of library services, library collection, and library programming? ______Poor ______Good _________Very good2.    Are there any barriers that impede the use of the library by the senior community?Physical limitations (building accessibility, furniture, shelving) ____Yes ____NoSensory limitations (vision, hearing) ____Yes____NoLocation (including transportation limitations)________Yes__________NoFear or unfamiliarity with computer technology_______Yes__________NoFear of fines, fees, charges for service___________Yes___________NoLanguage (communicating with staff)____________Yes___________NoLanguage (library collection)__________Yes___________NoHow can the library erase any of these barriers?_____________________________________________________________________________3.    How can the library improve its services to the senior adult community?• Improvement in the collection?• Improvement in programming?• Improvement in general services?• Technology?• What is missing from our list of general recommendations?______________________________________________________________________________4.    What would be the best way to get the word out about the library’s services to older adults?5.    Where the library should be displaying / posting publicity?6.    Are there any local newsletters or newspapers the library should utilize?7.    What neighborhoods should we target in our outreach efforts?

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