Let us know how we’re doing
Garfield Libraries Public Relations Manager
In 2007, the Garfield County Libraries conducted six community meetings to understand what we needed in the new library facilities. We listened and delivered on our promises.
Last year we again held community meetings in each of our six towns, and asked for feedback on what you wanted from your newly built facilities. As a result, we were able to adopt a new mission, vision and five values: balance, community, empowerment, excellence and innovation.
We have also been working hard to use that feedback to make our day-to-day operations (as well as our long-term goals) adhere to what you said was most important to you. We appreciate all the support that has been given to our libraries, especially during our years of construction, and want to be sure that everyone gets a great return on their investment.
We now ask that you take a moment and let us know how we’re doing thus far. We are conducting an anonymous customer satisfaction survey that asks about selection of books, variety of events, cleanliness of facilities, etc.
To participate, you can fill out the survey online by going to our website, http://www.gcpld.org. You can also fill out a paper version of the survey by visiting any of our libraries. This six-question survey is available in both English and Spanish, and should take only a couple of minutes to complete.
We hope you’ll lend your voice to help us understand how we’re doing as your local public libraries. Thank you!
Thrill the World Carbondale
You’ve always wanted to dance to “Thriller,” and now’s your chance. Join us and thousands across the globe to perform a synchronized dance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” All are welcome and encouraged to dress in your best zombie attire. This program will be held at the Carbondale Branch Library at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. For more information, call 970-963-2889.
Intuitive Drawing for Survival
Marlane Miller, author, artist and cancer survivor, will talk about the healing process of unfettered drawing and how it helped her survive breast cancer. Her drawings will be on display in the New Castle Branch Library meeting room throughout the month of October. Join us at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, for this free program. For more information, call 970-984-2346.
Day of the Dead
Celebrate the Day of the Dead at the Parachute Branch Library while learning about this rich, cultural tradition. Decorate sugar skulls, play Lotería and create your own calavera design on a bandana. Join us at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, for this celebration. For more information, call 970-285-9870.
WhimZingles: A Coloring Party for Grown-Ups
Drop in to color with Kelley Cox, creator of the WhimZingles books, who will be signing her books. She will be available to chat about the new coloring craze for adults. Each participant will be given a page to color, and coloring tools will be provided. Refreshments provided by Friends of the Library. Join us at the New Castle Branch Library at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, for this fun coloring event. For more information, call 970-984-2346.
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