Upon looking at the results of my poll, I was excited to see the feedback that I received. There are many good ideas and interesting points that some bloggers made=) I got mix results on answers to the questions and there are some points and views that were made that have stuck to me. Here’s a few: “You have to know your community and find a way to attract whether it is through dance, learning a language or something of that sort. Libraries have to get out and get involved, market what they are offering and offer things to attract the people around them”. I totally agree with this. I personally don’t remember the last time that I saw a flyer or something posted anywhere about libraries in my neighborhood. Sadly the youth of today mostly ignores places like a library, it is not the “cool place” to hang out at. But if there are much more activities and programs available at all local libraries, then parents could take their children even before they begin reading themselves so that way they can hopefully continue to do so as they grow up. Another good comment that someone made was that “the library needs to find ways to enter the community more than look for the community to come to them”. Another blogger made an interesting and true point “that not all locations offer such programs”. Also, he/she travels about a mile and a half to visit the Brooklyn central library. I love the fact that someone can still travel that far to visit a library. Awesome! But at the same time, there should be a library that offers many things that the Brooklyn central library offers closer to that persons home.
I do feel that there are libraries that offer many activities and that perhaps they are not putting it out there, however, we need to try to get involved and get out there especially for those of us that have children and for all of us that will be future educators. Perhaps a good idea (that just came to me) is for educators and schools in general to have more trips to libraries. Also to find out more information on activities available in libraries in order to inform students and parents about it=)
The results of my survey in the blog were interesting and most of all it’s great to see once again what others have to say. It turns on a light bulb and makes me want to blog more!