Libraries, and the State Library of Kansas are planning a second
SnapShot: A Day in the Life of Kansas Libraries for the week of
Many of you participated this spring, and we are grateful that you did.
And you’re probably asking why we’re doing it again in the
fall-good question! We’re doing it again in the fall to gather even
more data that we can all use to advocate on behalf of our libraries.
The fall event will give us fresh numbers and stories to relate to
legislators, county commissions, city councils and other stakeholders as
governmental bodies begin discussing the next year’s budget.
SnapShot is an American Library Association-sponsored event. It’s an
opportunity to collect data on your library’s use and the compile it
with other libraries for statewide numbers. How many visits, how many
items circulated, comments from patrons, all based on one day in your
library. It’s easy, the day can be any day, between November 14 and
This early announcement will give libraries and librarians plenty of
time to plan for the event and schedule special programs, or other
library activities. You’ll note that this also happens to be Kansas
Reads to Preschoolers Week, which will coincide with many children’s
programs that may already be planned.
If you have questions or need help, don’t hesitate to call us.
Janie Rutherford, 785-291-3230 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Haxton, 785-296-2008 or email@example.com
State Library of Kansas
300 SW 10th, 169W
Topeka, KS 66612