West Fargo Public Library to Present Community Survey Findings at City Commission Meeting August 2nd

(West Fargo, ND) -- The West Fargo Public Library will present findings from their recent community-wide survey at the West Fargo City Commission meeting Monday, Aug. 2. Members of the public are invited to come hear more about what the library learned from community members through the survey.

The survey was conducted in May to help the West Fargo Public Library better understand the goals and interests of community members, regardless of their affiliation with the library, to help the library develop a plan for the future of library services.

A total of people 776 West Fargo or West Fargo Public School District residents completed the survey, with 143 responses coming from people under the age of 18. Of these responses, 66% identified as infrequent library users or have not used the library. Still, 85% of respondents agreed that the West Fargo Public Library adds value to the greater West Fargo community.

“We are very pleased with the number of responses we received,” Carissa Hansen, library director said. “The results tell us we have a number of great opportunities to better serve our unique and growing community. We are excited to share our findings with the public.”

The survey results also include insight into community transportation preferences. For example, most respondents identified a transportation time of five to ten minutes to be ideal for traveling from their home to a business or service. The results also show that respondents with children have a strong desire to have events, services and businesses near their home. These and other interesting findings will be shared during the meeting Monday, Aug. 2.

Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting in-person at 5:30 p.m. in the West Fargo Commission Chambers at City Hall (800 4th Ave E, Suite 1, West Fargo.) The meeting will also be streamed live and saved for future viewing on the City of West Fargo’s YouTube page.

For more information about the library’s strategic planning project, click here.