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Snapshot VA Day Scheduled Throughout MRL System


Libraries all over Virginia will hold a Snapshot Day in April to collect information, photos, and patron comments that illustrate the impact that Virginia libraries make in their communities every day.  In the Massanutten Regional Library service area, each MRL branch has designated its own Snapshot Day as allowed in the statewide program.

Snapshot Virginia is a Virginia Library Association and Library of Virginia project.  The goal is to use collected data, such as how many people visit the library, use computers, attend programs, etc., as well as candid photographs and comments, to demonstrate how essential libraries are within our communities. Virginia’s libraries are busier than ever these days, with people coming in to check out books, use computers, look for jobs, and attend the many programs our libraries offer.  All across the Commonwealth, libraries are the cornerstones of their communities, places where people come together to visit, learn, and share ideas.

Village Library, Broadway, will kick off the Snapshot VA Day Friday, April 4.  North River Library in Bridgewater will follow suit with its Snapshot VA Day Thursday, April 10.  During National Library Week April 14-19, four MRL facilities will conduct their own Snapshot VA Day.  Shenandoah Community Library, Shenandoah, and the Main Library, Harrisonburg, will poll their library patrons and collect data Tuesday, April 15.  Elkton Community Library, Elkton, will hold Snapshot VA Day Wednesday, April 16, and Page Public Library, Luray, will conduct its Snapshot VA campaign on Thursday, April 17.  Grottoes Branch Library, Grottoes, will finish up the Snapshot VA campaign on Thursday, April 24 with its annual “Poem in Your Pocket Day.”

So during the month of April the Massanutten Regional Library system will capture a slice of life in all of its libraries. Snapshot Day encourages library customers to comment on what their library means to them.  Please visit SnapshotVirginia.org to find out more about this exciting project.


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