Thank you to those 125 of you who filled out our survey. Marci Domnick was very pleased to win the blender. A summary of the survey results is available upon request, or you can find them on our website, "http://www.morris.lib.mn.us" www.morris.lib.mn.us. Some interesting results: 90 (72 percent) visit the library weekly and 20 (16%) visit the library monthly; 80 (64 percent) of you do not use other libraries in the Viking Library System, but Douglas County (11), Glenwood (9), Hancock (7), Bookmobile (6), Fergus Falls (6), Browns Valley (5), Elbow Lake (4), Wheaton (2), Pelican Rapids (2), and Perham (1) are used by 53 (42 percent) of you; 115 (92 percent) of you feel that it is easy to find materials in the library!
The 125 people who completed the survery are just a small portion of our total library population (7,000), so if you didn't get the opportunity to fill it out this time, please use the suggestion box on the circulation desk to give us your feedback. What do you like? What don't you like? What changes would you make? What is missing from the collection? Or anything else you want us to know about your library use experience. All comments will be reviewed by the staff and library board.
Please join us May 21 at 10:30 a.m. for preschool story time. Students Bo Gullickson, Kindra Cannon, and Mike Rausch from St. Mary's will present/recite their stories to the children.
A repeat from last month, the Friends of the Library are organizing a writer's workshop for May 7 and May 14, Thursday evenings at the library. UMM Professor David Ericksen has been asked to facilitate these sessions. If you are a writer or would like to aspire to become one, be sure to sign-up to participate. The workshop will be limited to 15 people.
If you have started your spring cleaning already, please know that the library is gratefully accepting donations of any and all of your surplus books for our annual book sale in July. This has been a great fundraiser for us in the past and is sure to be popular again this year.
New books on home remodeling:
Bungalow Style, creating classic interiors in your arts and crafts home, by Treena Crochet, 2005; Decorative Painting Techniques for Walls, Floors, Ceilings, and Furniture, by Elise McCauley, 2009; Green Building A to Z: understanding the language of green building, by Jerry Yudelson, 2007; Green Building and Remodeling for Dummies, by Eric Corey Freed, 2008; Greening Your Home, by Clayton Bennett, 2008; Kitchens for the Rest of Us, by Peter Lemos, 2005; Natural Remodeling for the Not-So-Green House, by Carol Venolia, 2006; Neutral Color Schemes, by Alice Buckley, 2008; Not So Big Remodeling, by Sarah Susanka, 2009; Small Space Living, by Christine Brun, 2009; Your Green Home, by Alex Wilson, 2006.