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Results of survey to direct future of Lisle Library still being tallied

LISLE – Lisle Public Library administrators touted “a significant” response to a feedback survey collected in September.

“The results look really good and we had some thoughtful feedback,” said Shannon Halikias, director of the Lisle Library.

Results were still being tabulated as of Tuesday afternoon – the survey concluded at the end of September, Halikias said.

“There was a significant amount of surveys turned in on paper and online so it’s going to take a little bit to collate the results. Luckily for us, our board president [Richard Flint] is a mathematician, so that should help,” she said.

Halikias and library administrators hope the survey results indicate what direction the library should go in terms of expansion, renovations and other improvements, if any at all.

Adding parking spots and updates to the library building have been the big requests in the early results of the survey, Halikias said.

Halikias has said the survey results would help develop a plan to carry the library forward over the next 10 to 20 years.

The library’s facilities and land planning committee has already completed an analysis of modern standards for libraries, she said.

“Our building is far behind modern standards for space, service and technology,” Halikias wrote in a community column to Lisle Suburban Life over the summer. “In some areas, we are out of space. Our building is back in the early 80’s, and like all buildings, we must continually update.”

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