Library has new survey for preferred event options

Let librarians know what classes and programs you’d like to see in the near future.

Image courtesy King County Library System.

Image courtesy King County Library System.

A new community survey is collecting data on what activities and events locals want to see Enumclaw residents connect over.

The survey was created by local Janis Laybourn and librarians Tandra Solvey and Maryssa Moe, and can be filled out at the library or the Enumclaw Senior Center though July 31.

This venture is all a part of the library’s new program to better utilize the library as a community hub.

To start that process, the library hosted the Community Creators Contest back in January, asking locals to come up with a program they would help organize in exchange for some revenue from Enumclaw’s Lafromboise Endowment.

Laybourn was one of the winners, pitching the idea that the library should have an old-fashioned message board for kids and adults to use in order to connect with other individuals with like interests.

She called it the Community Connection program.

This survey is the first step toward that goal, as it asks residents to vote for their favorite hobbies or interests, like reading books and meeting authors, getting in shape and staying fit, going outdoors or doing crafts indoors, and more. Participants can also write in an answer.

“We will select the top voted activities and highlight them in a series of programs throughout the fall season,” Solvey said in an email. “Each month in fall, we’ll host an activity or workshop on a Community Connection topic. We’ll have display board in our lobby that will showcase community resources, groups, and events in Enumclaw related to each month’s topic.”

The lineup for topics and events is expected to be settled “well before the end of August,” Solvey continued.

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