Library Snapshot Day 2013 Print Email

2 kids readingOn April 20, all the community libraries of the Whatcom County Library System participated in “Snapshot: One Day in the Life of Washington Libraries” during National Library Week.

This state-wide project illustrates the importance of libraries through the use of statistics, stories and photographs.


WCLS joined libraries across Washington taking pictures and gathering statistics and your comments showing how you utilized your community libraries that day.

On just one day in the life of Whatcom County Library System:

  • 6,258 books and other items were checked out
  • 2,745 items were placed on hold
  • 1,516 hold items were picked up
  • 12 people got their library cards

Here’s what people had to say about the library:

Helpful staff, excellent facility, broad assortment of subject material. I frequently make use of inter-library loans & greatly appreciate this service.

Checked out 1 book, and the Librarian showed me how to check out books for my Kindle—very helpful!!

Libraries have become a hub in the community for services, education, and fun. There is so much more available than when I was a child. Thank you for being here!

A wonderful source of information staffed by people who are always pleasant, loving their job, and willing to help.

For more Snapshot Day pictures check out our Facebook photos or Flickr account.