When setting up a poll or surveying your patrons there are many free, online services to meet your needs.
The polls that you set up through this site are perfect for quick questions. They can be serious questions, or something fun. You place the code on your website, but the poll is run through the SurveyPopups site. You can run multiple poll questions. Place a children's programing poll question on your summer reading page or a question on your book club page about what the group wants to read next.
Free Online Surveys
This is the site I chose to use for my Homeschool Survey. It was easy to set up the questions, select the format of the questions, and collect open ended information. There is a space for not only and introduction, but you can upload an image. This allowed me to place the library's mascot within the introduction. You can select whether or not it is required to answer a particular question. Personal information from the respondent can be optional. The survey is hosted on the Free Online Survey site.
eSurveysPro.com allows users to create surveys hosted on the sSurveysPro site. You can create surveys, questions, and you can gather unlimited responses. eSurveysPro.com also offers a collection of questionnaire templates, survey articles and online survey tips and tricks.
Remember when writing your survey to leave library jargon behind. Your patrons may not know the professional vocabulary that you are comfortable with. A good question should be short and straightforward. Be certain to have someone else read through the questions before posting them to the public.