The Next 100: Library users (and non-users!) share your thoughts!

Tue, 01/04/2022 - 3:26pm

BHML trustees, staff, and volunteers are getting ready to prepare Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library for its next 100 years!

Yes, we know, the world is changing faster than we can publish this post; how can we plan for the next 100 years?!

Well, there’s one thing we know: our mission to create a welcoming space in which to explore ideas, foster community, and nurture individual growth through open access to the tools to learn, dream, connect, and do will never change…but it will always adapt!

Let us know how you use this free public space today, and how you might dream of using it in the future.

Thank you for your time!

Survey: What's Next for BHML?

  • Town:*
    What town do you live in?
    (If you visit the Boothbay Region seasonally, which town do you stay in.)
    BoothbayBoothbay HarborEdgecombSouthportOther Maine TownElsewhere
  • Do you use Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library?:*
  • What could the library offer that would improve your life?:*
  • How do you use the library?:
    Check all the apply (or have ever applied).
    • For my professional self (work)
    • For my personal self (leisure/lifelong learning)
    • To bring my child(ren)
    • For a meeting place or a place to connect (community)
    • To borrow materials (book, DVD, etc.)
    • To read a book, newspaper, magazine, etc.
    • To ask the librarian a question
    • To research or study
    • To get tech help
    • To attend a program / exhibit
    • To access WiFi
    • To use a library computer
    • To print or fax
    • To find AC/heating
    • For a quiet space
    • To explore the space (just visiting/killing time)
    • Other
  • Other use:
  • Dream the Dream:*
    Imagine downtown Boothbay Harbor in 2025. BHML has completed Phase 2 of its renovation. What do you see happening at the library (what features, people, programs, etc.). How do you see yourself in the library space (inside and outside)?
  • Comment Box:
    Do you have an idea, or feedback for improved library spaces or services?
    What do you need that we are missing? What do we have that you’d like to see more of? Let us know.
  • Name:
    Optional: Would you like to talk more about the future of the library? Leave your name and a good way to contact you. We will reach out at the top of the year to hear your ideas.



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