The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library is currently undertaking an important community needs survey and strategic planning process to help the Library design programs, collections and services to meet the needs of the residents for the next three to five years. Whether or not you are a regular Library user, we want to hear what matters to you.
City Librarian Diana Garcia expressed her enthusiasm regarding the process, saying, “The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library has a long history of adapting to meet our community’s needs. I hope every resident, whether they use the library daily or have never used it, will take the survey. We want to hear from as many people as possible as we work to develop and implement a shared vision for our Library.”
Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library’s collection currently includes more than 100,000 items and features print materials, recordings, DVDs, eBooks, and downloadable audiobooks in our community languages, as well as Chromebooks and wireless hotspots available for checkout. The digital library includes resources for job assistance, vocational and tech classes and news. Programs and services offered include film screenings, cultural programs, English as a Second Language and citizenship preparation classes, storytimes and other programs for families and children, art and photography exhibitions, passport processing, home delivery services, and many more.
The survey and virtual idea board is available online now in multiple community languages. Its goal is to identify which services are most important to patrons and to give patrons an opportunity to make suggestions. Paper copies of the survey, comment cards and an idea wall are available at the Library and at the following outreach events in the community:
- Tuesday, September 6 & 20, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Langley Senior Center, 400 W. Emerson Ave.
- Wednesday, September 7, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tiny Tots daycare, 350 S. McPherrin Ave.
- Saturday, September 17 & 24, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Barnes Park, 350 S. McPherrin Ave.
- Thursday, September 15, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Monterey Park Farmers’ Market, George Elder Park, 1950 Wilcox Ave.
- Wednesday, September 28, 6 to 8:30 p.m., State of the City Address, El Encanto, 700 El Mercado Ave.
- Saturday, October 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., ELAC Resource Fair, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez.
- Saturday, October 8, 4 to 7 p.m., Electric Park event, Barnes Park, 350 S. McPherrin Ave.
To learn more about the Library’s strategic planning process and provide your input, please visit the Library’s strategic planning website at bit.ly/3zJRiNp.
Diana Garcia, City Librarian
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