Wednesday, September 19, 2012

New Central Library survey respondent wins big

Public engagement on the new Central Library is well underway and Calgarians have been sharing their perspective on this important project. A staggering 12,730 survey responses were collected over three months– helping to inspire the next chapter of Calgary libraries.

Patricia Muir was one of survey respondents. Her name was randomly drawn and she is the lucky winner of a new iPad. She said she was "thrilled" and will start using the iPad right away!

"I hope the new Calgary central public library will become a 21st century model for citizen access to information in all its diversity," said Muir, a lifelong library user.

We are currently beginning Phase II of the New Central Library and public libraries public engagement.

Using the priority rankings from this summer’s on-line survey, detailed comments provided by survey respondents and research on library trends and libraries of the future, four themes emerged:
The results of both phases will inform the functional program for the new Central Library which will be presented to Council in early 2013. The functional program will outline how the spaces and elements fit together and flow within one building based on the programs and services being offered.

We want to hear from you! Join us at an upcoming engagement session and help us inspire the next chapter of Calgary libraries! Visit for more information.

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