The addition of a cafe, more seed borrowing options and improved Wi-Fi speed are on the community's wish list for the future of library services.
They are among the thoughts attached to an "ideas wall" at Port Macquarie Library as Port Macquarie-Hastings Council gathers community feedback about library services into the future.
People can also share their ideas online until July 15 and at pop-up stalls.
The council will gather community feedback at pop-up stalls at Lake Innes Village from 3pm to 5pm on Thursday, July 11 and Cabin Cafe at Sovereign Hills between 11am and 1pm on Saturday, July 13.
There have already been pop-up stalls at Lake Cathie and Port Macquarie Library.
Community feedback will be included in future strategies and planning to ensure libraries continue to meet the needs of the growing Port Macquarie-Hastings community.
Chelsea Andrukatis told the Port News she would like to see an art space at the library.
"I think some creative stuff for adults is needed," she said.
Ms Andrukatis believes the free nature of libraries is important.
"Not many places have free spaces," she said.
"It's outdoors or shopping centres - there's nowhere else to go - then there is the library."
Ayla Williams says the council-run libraries should provide more services, such as study sessions, to university and TAFE students.
Ms Williams gave the thumbs up to our libraries.
"I think they are doing as much as they can with what they have got but I think they are doing a good job," she said.
Ms Andrukatis agrees, saying the Port Macquarie Library is really good.
"I've used some seeds [from the seed library] and I think that's a really awesome thing," she said.
The seed library initiative allows people to borrow seeds with their library card.
People plant the seeds, raise the plant, let some go to seed, bring the mature seeds back to the library and the cycle continues.
Council's group manager Lucilla Marshall said the council was looking to capture a diverse range of community ideas through the consultation to ensure they continued to provide high quality library services which benefited everyone.
"From first-time readers to students, families to seniors and everyone in between, we want to hear from one and all," Ms Marshall said.
"Our libraries are much more than just books and we've taken the lead in trying new things and providing new experiences in our libraries, like starting our early literacy programs and making virtual reality tech accessible to all.
"New initiatives like these are very popular, create diversity in our libraries and have sparked a rise in memberships from a younger demographic."
The council manages libraries in Laurieton, Port Macquarie, Wauchope and the mobile library.
A range of resources are available including the loan of books, DVDs and ukuleles, computer access, free Wi-Fi, study spaces and virtual reality experiences.
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