BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The results of a Berkeley Heights Public Library Survey are in. According to a summary of the results, a total of 504 surveys were completed. Of that number most people, 54 percent, were filled out by people between the ages of 26 and 54 and 45 percent were over the age of 54. Below are some highlights of the survey.
Asked to check off those collections which are important to the respondents and their family, books won hands down – adult books were checked off by 70 percent of respondents, while children’s books were checked off by 38 percent. Other popular collections are DVDs and digital media. Not so popular were audio and reference books.
Of the 504 surveys completed, 442 people borrowed books; 263 checked the website; 171 used wi-fi and 150 read magazines and/or newspapers. Just to name a few services.
People who responded indicated they wanted to have more items to borrow, whether in person or by downloading them.
One-third of those who responded to the survey added their own comments to the survey. Most of those offered praise for the staff and its services. Other comments included requests for a more extensive book collection; more new titles; more downloadable digital titles; more programs of all types and access to museum passes. Those who only added a single comment asked for the return of the book sale, formation of a Friends of the Library group and reading nooks, among other items.