What do people who use Miami-Dade County public libraries want?
A consultant hired by the government will try to answer that question this week by holding focus groups at two of the library system’s busiest branches.
Information and ideas from the focus groups will eventually be reviewed by Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s task force examining the future of public libraries, whose budget has taken a big hit over the past few years.
The first focus group is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the West Dade Regional Library, 9445 SW 24th St. The second is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at the North Dade Regional Library, 2455 NW 183rd St., Miami Gardens.
The groups will be open to the public to participate and observe. The county is hoping regular library patrons in particular will take part.