Libraries Children's Public Library User Survey (PLUS) 2005
|Purpose||The Children's PLUS survey is a three-yearly survey of children under the age of 16 to find out children's usage and perceptions of library services. This information will be used to improve library services according to the needs of the young people who use them.|
|Commissioned by||Ann Marsh (County Library and Information Service, Performance Management Officer)|
All of Lancashire
Questionnaire - postal
|Date||26/09/2005 - 02/10/2005|
|Undertaken by||County Library and Information Service and Corporate Research and Intelligence Team|
|Number of responses||7567|
|Key findings||One in six of the children replying visit the library more than once a week, about a third visit once a week and about half either visit less than once a week, or this is their first visit.
Two-thirds of the children who came to the library came to borrow a book, and the same proportion said they did so. A fifth came to use the internet or a computer and again the same proportion did.
Almost nine in ten children rated the library overall and library staff as good.
The top suggestions were to improve computer facilities and increase opening hours.
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