Snapshot: A Day in the Life of a Library

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snapshot a day in california librariesThe Long Beach Public Library is joining libraries across the state in participating in “Snapshot:  One Day in the Life of California Libraries” on Thursday, October 7, 2010 to show how important academic, public, school, and special libraries and library systems are to the state of California. This Snapshot Day has been developed by the California Library Association (CLA).

Long Beach Public Libraries will compile statistics, customer comments, photographs, and other data chronicling a typical library day.  The results collected will be added to those of other libraries across California, by CLA, to show how libraries provide invaluable services to California citizens.

Libraries provide unique and irreplaceable services. Library usage is rising, and demand is growing for books and other resources, knowledgeable staff assistance and computer/Internet access despite budget challenges.  This California libraries ‘snapshot’ will show the essential library services and life-changing experiences that California’s communities depend on, especially during these times of economic distress.  Capturing a “day in the life of California libraries” will demonstrate the extent that patrons and future leaders rely on California libraries for critical library services, resources and programs—now, more than ever.

All community members are invited to visit their Long Beach neighborhood library on this historic day and be a part of this first ever “snapshot” of a day in the life of California libraries.  Submit a comment card an opportunity to win a digital camera provided by the Friends of the Long Beach Public Library.

For additional information about Long Beach participation in Snapshot:  One Day in the Life of California Libraries call Susan Jones at 562-570-5365.

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