Thursday, April 5, 2012

National Library Snapshot Day is coming to the Bridgewater Public Library.


On Tuesday, April 10, the Bridgewater Public Library will join libraries statewide and across the nation to provide a “snapshot” of what happens in a day in the life of your local libraries. Snapshot day is supported by the Massachusetts Library Association (MLA) and the American Library Association (ALA) which will compile reported data from all participating libraries to create a “snapshot” of libraries in America. This data will help show how many books are checked out, how many people use a meeting room, receive help finding research material, use a library computer, or attend programs that day. During Snapshot Day, libraries will supply their collected data and photos to the MBLC and ALA to help demonstrate the value of libraries and raise public awareness that libraries are busier than ever.

National Library Snapshot Day is part of National Library Week, and an especially fun time to be at the library. Stop by to use the Internet, pick-up books or DVD’s, find some good music, borrow a children’s book or puppet, view the Coastal Quilt Artists’ display in the gallery, read the newspaper, attend the 7:00 p.m. adult lecture (Four Shades of Boston, presented by Boston by Foot), or enjoy a piece of National Library Week cake which is generously donated by Cake in a Box.

Nationally, Snapshot Day is supported by the American Library Association. Massachusetts Library Snapshot Day is sponsored by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Massachusetts Library Association, and the Massachusetts School Library Association. Visit: mass.gov/libraries for more information about Snapshot Day or call the Bridgewater Public Library at 508-697-3331 for information about local library programs and services.

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