Library Snapshot Day - April 15

Apr 9/, 2014 09:59:19 AM


Kalamazoo, MI –

Did you know that libraries are better than Congress, baseball and apple pie? It’s true, according to a 2013 Pew Internet study, public libraries received a 94% approval rating by the American public. Further analysis done for an article in The Atlantic compared this rating to apple pie (81%), baseball (67%) and Congress, (12%). Celebrate National Library Week and your Kalamazoo Public Library on Tuesday, April 15th by participating in Library Snapshot Day!

Think libraries are a thing of the past? Guess again…according to the Pew study, not only do American’s love libraries, but the majority feel they’re adjusting to new technology just fine. In fact, 94% of Americans say that having a public library improves a community and that the local library is a “welcoming, friendly place.” Libraries remain a vital necessity to communities, 81% say that public libraries provide many services people would have a hard time finding elsewhere! Count Kalamazoo residents among the majority. They are included in the more than 1 million people who visit Kalamazoo Public Library annually, according to a Downtown Kalamazoo, Inc. study done in 2010. 

April 13-19 is National Library Week. Celebrate by getting a behind-the scenes look at your Kalamazoo Public Library during our second annual Library Snapshot Day, Tuesday, April 15! All day long, KPL staff will take candid photos of all the behind-the-scenes activities at all five of our locations. We will also be sharing statistics, like how many people visit in a single day, how many digital downloads from home, how many items checked out, the number of questions answered by library staff and more! You can follow the day’s activities on Flickr, Facebook and Twitter and the KPL website homepage

Join in the fun! Share a photo of you using the library on April 15 on Facebook or Twitter, and use the hashtag #kplsnapshot. Tell everyone how much you love your local library!

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