Reimagining Our Libraries – It’s survey time

We like to think you love Robbins and Fox Libraries as they are, but there must be ways we can do better. If you could change one thing (or three) what would they be? Tell us by completing our survey. Paper surveys are also available at Robbins and Fox, and don’t forget about the public meeting opportunities on June 13 and June 21

We’ve started a year-long study of services and spaces called “Reimagining Our Libraries.” This will shape the way our library looks and functions for future generations of library users. We need your help, library user, as we gather input from the community. Your anonymous responses will inform the vision, the goals, and priorities of the project.

Please be honest and think big! Bring back the bookmobile. More self-service. Less self-service. Video chatting services in study rooms. A sensory wall for children. We know Fox needs an elevator, but what else?  We want to hear what you really think.

The survey will be open until Monday June 26

Take a look back at how Robbins and Fox have changed over the years as we plan for the future…

What do teens need? What could a teen space look like?

The Reading Room with lower book cases, maximizing natural light. What kinds of activities happen in the library and what spaces are needed to accommodate them? Silent rooms? More small study rooms? Laptop bars?

What if we moved the entrance to Fox back to Mass Ave and made it larger, as seen in 1956.

How will we adapt as today’s toddler population grows up? What will those tweens need in 10 years?

What kind of seating do we need? Everyone wants a comfortable space to sit and read or work.

It’s your library- help shape the future.

All photographs from the Robbins Library’s historical photograph collection hosted by Digital Commonwealth.

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