Thursday, April 11, 2013

Snapshot Day Returns to CT Libraries

Snapshot Day is back! On Tuesday, April 16, 2013, libraries all over Connecticut will be taking a ‘snapshot’ – collecting information to capture the impact that Connecticut libraries have in their communities on a typical day. This is the third Snapshot Day, sponsored by the Connecticut Library Association, the Connecticut State Library, and the Connecticut Library Consortium.

In just one day in 2011 during the 2nd Snapshot Day, here’s what happened at Connecticut libraries, including at our own Ridgefield Library:
  • 55,862 people walked through the doors of 90 Connecticut libraries
  •  56,573 books, movies and more were borrowed
  • 717 new borrowers were registered
  •  6,063 reference questions were answered
  •  9,422 people used computers
  • 478 programs/classes were offered, attended by 8,520 people
Connecticut’s libraries are busier than ever, with people coming not only to check out books, but use computers or attend the many programs our libraries offer. All across the state, libraries are the cornerstones of their communities, places where people come together to visit, learn and share ideas.
On April 16th we hope once again to capture a slice of life of Connecticut’s libraries. Come to the Ridgefield Library between 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM to be counted - and maybe even get your snapshot taken!

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