Today’s Poll

Nelson Public Library reaches out for input on future

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
April 14th, 2011

Public input is now being sought on the public library’s future.

With the expansion into the lower level now complete and a new name in hand, the doors of the Nelson Public Library have opened to a new era — and it is looking for help from people in the area to shape that era.

The Library is now working with its partners and interested residents to create a strategic plan for how it can best meet the diverse needs of our communities over the next five years.

All residents are invited to provide input into future library services by completing a community survey, which can be accessed at or via the library’s website at

Paper copies of the survey are also available at the Library until mid-May. The draft strategic plan will be available for public review and comment later this spring.

The renovations to the library have allowed Library staff to serve the growing number of residents who use our facility, with memberships from regional district areas F and H south having increased by more than 60 per cent since January.

“It is widely recognized that having access to high quality information is essential to participate in an information-based economy, yet many are feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of doing so,” said chief librarian June Stockdale.

“We are having wonderful discussions about how the library can support people to access and navigate the emerging worlds of information and technology.”

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