Rimbey library again part of Snapshot Day

Rimbey Municipal Library is joining public libraries across the province in “Snapshot Day 2012”

Rimbey Municipal Library is joining public libraries across the province in “Snapshot Day 2012” during October to show how important public libraries and library systems are to the residents and communities of Alberta.

“It’s just to give a better idea about what the library does and that it’s actually needed,” said Rimbey library assistant Emily Peacock.

On Oct. 12, Rimbey Municipal Library will compile statistics, customer comments, photographs and other data chronicling a typical library day. The results at Rimbey Municipal Library will be added to those of public libraries across Alberta to show how libraries provide invaluable services.

Last year on Snapshot Day Rimbey’s library had 340 visitors; eight reference questions, 139 program attendees and hosted five programs.

When asked why is the library important, the library receives comments including: “Reading is important to us.” “It’s a place where we can explore new places, ideas, and activities within our community.” “It’s an environment free of judgment and is always open and accepting with all its programs.” “The library is important to me because reading is my favourite hobby.” and “The staff here treat me like family.”

Last year, 35 public libraries in the Parkland Regional Library System joined public libraries across the province in Snapshot Day 2011. The results created a compelling picture of the ways in which central Albertans value their library as a place to connect, learn, grow, and have fun. During the 2011 Snapshot Day, 4,755 people visited local libraries, 7,903 items were circulated, 75 programs were offered for 1,439 participants, and 685 people used their library’s computers.

This year the Rimbey Municipal Library will put on some special programs. Storyteller Pearl Ann Gooding will perform at 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:55 p.m., and 1:55 p.m. The evening programming consists of a free family barbeque at 5 p.m. followed by a hands-on Winter Wildlife presentation by the Kerry Wood Nature Center at 6 pm. All programs are free to the public, and children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult.

Check out these programs and become a part of the library’s Snapshot Day.

—Submitted

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