Monday, April 11, 2011

Celebrate National Library Week with Snapshot Day on Wednesday

On Wednesday, April 13, 2011, the Ridgefield Library, along with libraries all over Connecticut, will be taking a ‘snapshot’ – collecting information to capture the impact that Connecticut libraries have on their communities on a typical day. This is the second Snapshot Day, sponsored by the Connecticut Library Association, the Connecticut State Library, and the Connecticut Library Consortium. Last year, 136 libraries participated.

Last year, on Connecticut’s first Snapshot Day:

·         More than 80,600 people visited Connecticut libraries.

·         People borrowed nearly 100,000 books, DVDs and other materials.

·         Close to 13,000 people used computers at their library.

·         Nearly 10,000 people attended a program or class at a library

·         113,000 people visited Connecticut library websites.

In these difficult economic times, Connecticut’s libraries are busier than ever, with people coming not only to check out books, but use computers, look for a job or attend the many programs our libraries offer.  All across the state, libraries are the cornerstones of their communities, places were people come together to visit, learn and share ideas.On April 13, 2011 we hope once again to capture a slice of life of Connecticut’s libraries, including right here in Ridgefield.  Stop by for free hot beverages and cookies, and share your thoughts about your library.  Borrow a book, use a computer, ask for information or attend a program. Roving photographers will be taking ‘snapshots,’ and we will also be collecting data on how people use our collections, services and programs.  All the information we collect will be compiled and shared at the Library and on our website and the statewide Snapshot Day site. 

For more information, contact Assistant Library Director Mary Rindfleisch at 203-438-2282 x1009 or Hope to see you on the 13th!

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