On June 11, the Millennium Library hosted the third of four Idea Fairs for the public where we were seeking “inspiring ideas” to help us improve library service today and into the future.
The library set up four interactive stations throughout the first and second floor of the Millennium Library, easily spotted by the helium balloons hovering nearby.
Throughout the night, library customers could be seen participating in various activities. Staff were actively engaged with our library customers explaining how the activities worked, listening to their ideas, and connecting with users on what the library has to offer.
It proved a very successful way of engaging with the public and gathered invaluable input into the Library’s Strategic Plan.
There were also two Library Ambassadors wandering the building throughout the night encouraging members of the public to fill out our survey, or take a bookmark and fill one out later. 20 online surveys and 10 print surveys were completed. By the end of the night over 66 people had completed passports and entered the on-site draw for a gift basket and tickets to the opening night of War Horse starting June 18th.
Lots of interesting comments and suggestions came in throughout the night and a number of people who came back to the Registration Desk to drop off their passports said they had enjoyed participating and were eager to win one of the prizes! Children who participate at the children’s station were eligible to enter to win a children’s prize package and books.
Would you would still like to participate in one of our Library Idea Fairs? There is still one more to come! Our final Ideas Fair will be at the Pembina Trail Library, 2724 Pembina Hwy, Tuesday June 17, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. If you don’t have the time to attend, please fill out the online survey. You could win a iPad Mini just for completing it!