Library Needs Assessment


The Village of Pinehurst is in the process of assessing our community’s needs for library services. To manage the assessment process, the Village has contracted with a consulting firm, LibraryIQ.

The Village is currently asking residents to complete the online Library Assessment Survey now through February 28, 2020. Please register with Engage Pinehurst before attempting to complete the survey.


PROJECT SCHEDULE: The library needs assessment will occur in four phases:

Phase 1: Review Existing Conditions/Data & Information Gathering: October 1 2019–February 15, 2020

LibraryIQ will assess current program and event attendance, population and demographic historical trends and projections, relevant planning documents and reports, existing space for programs and services and library reports, and compare this to best practices and successful library services in communities with similar demographics.

Phase 2: Solicit Input/Public Engagement: February 16-March 31, 2020

LibraryIQ will execute a public engagement strategy designed to ensure broad community input to determine the community’s desires and realistic needs for improved or expanded library services. Public input will be gathered via Library Community Conversations, Library Public Input workshops, an online survey, and a survey mailed to a randomly selected sample of Pinehurst households.

Phase 3: Conduct Needs Assessment/Form Recommendation: April 1-June 15, 2020

LibraryIQ will analyze the data collected during Phase 2 in order to understand the need and public demand for library services in Pinehurst. LibraryIQ will also identify and evaluate alternative strategies such as combining services, relocating, or constructing a new facility.

Phase 4: Prepare and Deliver Written Report: June 16-30, 2020

LibraryIQ will prepare and deliver a written library needs assessment report to Village Council.

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

During the library needs assessment process, there will be several ways for Pinehurst residents to provide their feedback and give input:

  1. Online Survey: An online survey for all residents is available on this site through February 28. Click here or on the "Surveys" button below to complete the survey. Please register with Engage Pinehurst before attempting to complete the survey.
  2. Public Input Workshops: Join Village Council and staff for one of two public input workshops: February 18, 2020 from 6:00-8:00pm OR February 19, 2020 from 10:00am-12:00pm in Assembly Hall, 305 Magnolia Road.
  3. Mailed Survey: A survey administered by ETC Institute will be mailed to a statistically valid sample of Pinehurst residents in March/April 2020.

Please click on the "Surveys" button below to complete the online survey by February 28. Be sure to register with Engage Pinehurst before attempting to complete the survey.


The Village of Pinehurst is in the process of assessing our community’s needs for library services. To manage the assessment process, the Village has contracted with a consulting firm, LibraryIQ.

The Village is currently asking residents to complete the online Library Assessment Survey now through February 28, 2020. Please register with Engage Pinehurst before attempting to complete the survey.


PROJECT SCHEDULE: The library needs assessment will occur in four phases:

Phase 1: Review Existing Conditions/Data & Information Gathering: October 1 2019–February 15, 2020

LibraryIQ will assess current program and event attendance, population and demographic historical trends and projections, relevant planning documents and reports, existing space for programs and services and library reports, and compare this to best practices and successful library services in communities with similar demographics.

Phase 2: Solicit Input/Public Engagement: February 16-March 31, 2020

LibraryIQ will execute a public engagement strategy designed to ensure broad community input to determine the community’s desires and realistic needs for improved or expanded library services. Public input will be gathered via Library Community Conversations, Library Public Input workshops, an online survey, and a survey mailed to a randomly selected sample of Pinehurst households.

Phase 3: Conduct Needs Assessment/Form Recommendation: April 1-June 15, 2020

LibraryIQ will analyze the data collected during Phase 2 in order to understand the need and public demand for library services in Pinehurst. LibraryIQ will also identify and evaluate alternative strategies such as combining services, relocating, or constructing a new facility.

Phase 4: Prepare and Deliver Written Report: June 16-30, 2020

LibraryIQ will prepare and deliver a written library needs assessment report to Village Council.

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

During the library needs assessment process, there will be several ways for Pinehurst residents to provide their feedback and give input:

  1. Online Survey: An online survey for all residents is available on this site through February 28. Click here or on the "Surveys" button below to complete the survey. Please register with Engage Pinehurst before attempting to complete the survey.
  2. Public Input Workshops: Join Village Council and staff for one of two public input workshops: February 18, 2020 from 6:00-8:00pm OR February 19, 2020 from 10:00am-12:00pm in Assembly Hall, 305 Magnolia Road.
  3. Mailed Survey: A survey administered by ETC Institute will be mailed to a statistically valid sample of Pinehurst residents in March/April 2020.

Please click on the "Surveys" button below to complete the online survey by February 28. Be sure to register with Engage Pinehurst before attempting to complete the survey.

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