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Library Snapshot Day: Show-Me Your Library Captures One Day in the Library’s Life

Some 8,248 people visited the 10 branches and bookmobile in the Springfield-Greene County Library District on Sept. 21 – dubbed Library Snapshot Day: Show-Me Your Library. Visitors on that day also checked out 14,908 items.

Library staff devoted that one day to collecting statistics about how library customers use the services, and they captured photographs throughout the day and collected comments from visitors about why the library is important to them.

The goal was to collect information on a single day in the life of the library district to show indisputable proof of the value that the district’s early literacy programs, free computer training, online catalog and databases and more provide for the lives of citizens.

Here’s a snapshot of what went on in one day in the library district:


Kathleen O'Dell is community relations director for the Springfield-Greene County Library District. She can be reached at

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