For my Texan library lovers who don’t know, today is Texas Library Snapshot Day! What is Snapshot Day, you ask? According to the ALA Snapshot guide,
“Library Snapshot Day provides a way for libraries of all types across a state, region, system or community to show what happens in a single day in their libraries. How many books are checked out? How many people receive help finding a job? Doing their taxes? Doing their homework? This initiative provides an easy means to collect statistics, photos and stories that will enable library advocates to prove the value of their libraries to decision-makers and increase public awareness.”
For full details (including how to start your own Snapshot Day!), you can read it all here on ALA’s website. At first, I thought it was a national library celebration; I’ve since learned that each state has a different day, which you can find here.
Texans, do you have pictures to share? Send them to me on here or on the Facebook page and I’ll feature some on here. In fact, I’ll open it up to all 50 states. If you have any cool library pics, send them my way and show off your library and friends!
That’s all I have for this week, I’m keeping short and sweet since I have Spartan Race coming up! That’s right, another 13 miles of mud, barbed wire, high walls and fire. (And insanity/masochism, depending on how ready you are.)
Justin Brasher, Brash Librarian