Peterborough Library holds input sessions on facility’s future

Do you use the library? Yes or no, the library wants to hear from you.

The Peterborough Library will host a one-hour discussion Thursday at 7 p.m. at the library, with a focus on adult readers and services. This session is part of a series of community meetings at the library in March and April to find out how people view the library today and tomorrow.

Questions covered in Thursday’s session will include: Why do you use the library? If not, why don’t you? What works for you at the library? What doesn’t? What will make it better serve community members?

The library is interested in all viewpoints — users, non-users, fans or otherwise. No need to RSVP.

Marcia Patten, chair of the Library Trustees, says, “We know so many people care about reading, lifelong education and our community. You may or may not have a library card, you may use the library only infrequently or not at all…but you likely have an interest in our library’s future. Tell us what you think.”

The Peterborough Library, the oldest free public library in the world supported by taxation, needs renovation to bring the structure up to standards and make better use of space to provide desired services. Before the library embarks on a building renovation plan, it seeks guidance and input on programs and services from as many individuals and organizations as possible.

Upcoming community input sessions are scheduled to take place on the following dates:

Thursday 14, 7-8 p.m.: Focus on Adult Readers & Services

March 20, 10-11 a.m.: Focus on Young Children

March 23, 10-11 a.m.: Focus on Older Students & Adults

April 3, 10-11 a.m.: Focus on Homeschoolers

April 4, 7-8 p.m.: Focus on Adult Readers & Services

More information is available online at, the Library Blog.

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