Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will join libraries across the state Wednesday, October 10 in participating in the third annual Library Snapshot Day that was created to demonstrate how residents love and use their libraries and to emphasize the value and importance of libraries in communities.
During Snapshot Day, MCPL will compile statistics, customer comments, photographs, and other data chronicling a typical library day. The results will be combined with those of other libraries in Maryland to show how libraries provide invaluable services to the community.
Special activities will include VIP Read activities at the Damascus, Long Branch, Marilyn J. Praisner, Quince Orchard, Rockville Memorial and White Oak libraries.
“During the last Snapshot Day, we collected valuable statistics that demonstrated the importance of libraries in the lives Montgomery County residents,” said Parker Hamilton, MCPL director. “But most impactive were the photos and stories that were collected - mothers interacting with their children; seniors accessing the Internet; students studying together; preschoolers attentively listening to a story; and in the words of a customer, ‘nurturing my mind, body and soul.’ Snapshot Day is about our customers; we want them in the picture.”
Snapshot Day is sponsored by the Maryland Library Association, under the auspices of the American Library Association. “Snapshot: One Day in the Life of Montgomery County Public Libraries” is a collaborative event organized by Montgomery County Public Libraries; the Montgomery County Library Board; the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, Inc.; local Friends of the Library chapters; and the Library Advisory Committees.
For more information, visit http://www.mdlib.org/snapshot.