Flower Memorial Library surveying patrons, community members to assess how to best serve area

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WATERTOWN — Flower Memorial Library is looking for community input to make some possible permanent changes to best serve the area.

The library has posted a survey to its website asking people why they go to the library and what they might like to see offered there. The survey will be available for people to fill out for the next few weeks.

Library director Yvonne F. Reff said the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how the library goes about things, and now library officials want to know if any changes that were implemented should stick around long-term. They are also interested in hearing new ideas from community members.

“We know things have changed with the community in that before the pandemic, we did everything in person,” Mrs. Reff said. “As COVID hit, we started having to do things virtually and we found actually, there was a surprising audience for that, more than we thought, and now that we’re — at least I’m hoping — coming out of the pandemic a little, we want to know what the patrons want from us. We want to make sure we’re addressing the needs of the community.”

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