ERIC Number: ED168472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Community Analysis, Stafford County, Virginia.
Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Fredericksburg, VA.
This study of the present and future library needs of residents of Stafford County, Virginia, with emphasis on the North Stafford areas, includes a review of demographic statistics and recommendations for library services. The currently increasing population is highly dependent on the automobile for transportation, and recommendations for library service include increased hours to reflect the commuting pattern and this dependence. It is also recommended that collection growth and programming should reflect the increase in the high school enrollment, and that guidelines for school-branch library cooperation should be very carefully spelled out and new areas for cooperation explored. Initial programming in North Stafford should strongly reflect cooperation with existing clubs and interest groups in the area. Examination of the public library organization, staff, budgeting, facilities, and collection indicate that renovation and/or expansion of the main library facility is necessary in order to keep pace with the needs of the North Stafford Branch and any other branches, either current or projected. Library programs, reference services, and bookmobile services will increase with this trend in county growth. A history of Stafford County and bibliography are appended. (CWM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Fredericksburg, VA.