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Take a Survey, Win a Kindle

From April 23, 2018 to May 20, 2018, Durham County Library will be conducting an online survey to find out how our patrons use the library’s computers and internet connection and how this service has made a positive impact on their lives. This information will help the library improve its technology services and communicate the value of providing free access to computers and the internet within the community. The Impact Survey is anonymous, available in English and Spanish, and takes 10-15 minutes to complete.


Participants who complete the survey can enter a drawing to win an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite.

The Impact Survey is the result of a successful research initiative from the University of Washington with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2009, the University of Washington Information School conducted Opportunity for All: How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries, which was the first large-scale investigation of the ways U.S. library patrons use computers and the internet at public libraries, why they use it, and how it impacts their lives. The study was instrumental in providing evidence that access to the internet at U.S. public libraries has a profound and measurable impact on individuals and communities.

The Impact Survey is coordinated by the University of Washington Information School. For more information about the Impact Survey, visit

3 Responses to Take a Survey, Win a Kindle

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    Craig E Daniels April 29, 2018 at 4:11 pm #

    One dumb question format. “Do you have any of the following e-deviices?” and the format limits respondent to one answer. Many of your respondents will have multiple devices and question should be formatted “Check all that apply.”

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      Charles May 10, 2018 at 3:31 pm #

      Come own. I thought the survey was great. We even had two opportunities to comment. I’m retired, but the questions about work will not apply to me and that could be a problem with results. One little things to not destroy the whole.

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    LISA A MCLAMB April 29, 2018 at 8:20 pm #

    Survey completed. I mostly use the library for audiobooks which I listen to while walking via my phone or in the car via Bluetooth. The Overdrive app is great! Thank you for offering this.

    My grandson has been to the library many times for the preschool activities and he enjoys selecting books and playing with the train set at SW Durham branch..

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