Children and young people have their say on libraries


Children and young people are being encouraged to take part in a national survey about what they think of libraries.

From Sunday 16 to Saturday 29 October North Somerset Council’s library service will be asking all children and young people visiting their local library to fill out a short survey as part of the Children and Young People‚Äôs Public Library User Survey.

This is a national survey carried out every three years with the aim of finding out what children and young people think about their local library by asking for information on why they visit the library and their satisfaction with the service. This will help identify where improvements and changes are needed and ultimately help shape the future development of the service.

Children and young people up to (and including) the age of 16 will be asked to give their opinions and parents/carers of those aged 0-7 years are welcome to complete the survey on behalf of their child.

When they visit their library they will be asked to complete a questionnaire while they are there. It shouldn’t take long to complete as it has tick boxes and score rating, with an optional comments box. Their decision whether to complete a survey questionnaire is entirely voluntary and it is anonymous; they may fill one out at more than one library. Library staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer any queries or assist those needing help to complete the questions.

Results will be published by the end of the year following collection and analysis of the information provided.

To fill out the survey please visit your local library.