Help us tell our story on April 13: Library Snapshot Day 2015

April 6, 2015 9:43 am
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babytimeJoin us for Library Snapshot Day, and help illustrate a day in the life of the Bellingham Public Library!

We are joining libraries across the country hosting Library Snapshot Day 2015 in honor of National Library Week. This is a chance for libraries to document and demonstrate — with photos, videos, stories and statistics — how much community members use and love their libraries.

Community members are invited to come by the Central Library on Monday, April 13, share what you love about the library, and have your photograph taken. Photographers will roam the Central Library throughout the day, with “photo booths” planned from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. that day.

Unlimited possibilities

For example, our program schedule on Monday, April 13 includes:

  • Little Storytime, when dozens of children ages birth-3 and parents join us for engaging and enriching literacy songs, stories, movement and more, hosted by the library nine times per week;
  • Out and About, for people with disabilities to network and find ways to increase access and eliminate barriers in our community, an event we regularly co-sponsor with the Center for Independence;
  • poetrynight, when poetry fans host readings by guest poets as well as share their own work, a weekly event we co-sponsor with our poetrynight partners. Performance poet Jared Paul will present on April 13.

Great programs like these are in addition to the estimated 2,000 people who visit our libraries each day and the approximately 4,500 items checked out each day, in person and online.

Join us for Library Snapshot Day 2015, and help illustrate a day in the life of the library! For more information, contact the Bellingham Public Library at 360-778-7323.

About National Library Week, April 12-18, 2015

National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries — school, public, academic and special — participate.