The Watsonville Public Library is encouraging residents to fill out a community survey to give feedback on how the library can serve the public over the next five years.

The survey, which is available in English and Spanish as well as online and in print copies, will remain open until April 21 so people can share their thoughts about the library system in the Santa Cruz County city.

There are two library branches in the system, the Main Library at 275 Main St. in Watsonville and the Freedom Branch at 2021 Freedom Blvd. in Freedom.

Shelves of books await readers inside the Watsonville Main Library in a July 2022 image. (Anabel Hernandez-Mejia via Google)

“Libraries are a vital resource to our neighborhoods, and community input is crucial to planning for operations, programming and resources,” library director Alicia Martinez said in a news release. “This survey provides us the opportunity to hear from community members who regularly use the library, as well as non-users, and helps us meet our goals of ensuring library services meet the needs of our community residents.”

The English survey and the Spanish survey can both be found online, while the print copies are available at both branch locations.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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