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East Brunswick Public Library Customer Survey Results

East Brunswick Public Library Customer Survey Results

Posted August 16, 2019

In late spring, we asked East Brunswick Public Library customers to take a brief survey about their library usage. There were several interesting takeaways that we would like to share with you.


EAST BRUNSWICK LOVES ITS LIBRARY: One thing that was made clear was that East Brunswick residents feel strongly about their library. An overwhelming majority (approximately 91%) believe that the library is important to their family. Nearly 97% of all responders feel that their library is important to East Brunswick Township.

MORE HOURS: Due to an overwhelming demand for the library to be open, we are expanding the hours of operation on Sundays. Once summer hours are over, the library will have Sunday hours from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This extra time gives you more time to study, borrow items from our collection or to attend the special events and programs at our library.

USED BOOK STORE: Our library customers seem to enjoy buying their own books just as much as they do borrowing books from the library. The Friends of the library's annual book and media sale is their largest fundraiser event. Did you know that they have a unique book sale display in the front of the library?  The Friends regularly curate special collections from time to time.

DIGITAL MEDIA LAB: East Brunswick has a very creative community and this survey was a great reminder of that. The EB Create makerspace has dedicated stations for you to work on desktop publishing, video and audio projects. There is even a recording booth for you to work on anything from a podcast to live music!

There were several other great takeaways, including ideas for library programs, events and new services. We also noticed that there were several suggestions about more parking spaces, adding a café with food options, a new children's space, more meeting rooms, "quieter" study and work areas, and even outdoor seating.

With all of this great feedback, we would like to officially announce that we are developing a plan to renovate and expand East Brunswick Public Library! Stay tuned for more information.