Library Snapshot Day 2018



Library Snapshot Day is a day dedicated to documenting and celebrating the role libraries play in their communities. From helping job seekers hone their resumes to fostering early literacy, libraries support our communities in a myriad of ways each and every day. Libraries are truly at the heart of communities and have become places for engagement, collaboration, and learning. During the month of October we are asking libraries across North Carolina to document in statistics, stories or photographs what a day at their library looks like.    

How to participate:

1. Pick a date in October to hold your activities.

2. Work with your staff to plan fun, interactive activities that will engage your community.

3. When the day arrives, document your activities through photos, videos, and anecdotes.

4. Also, track the number of visits, programs, program attendees and circulations on your Library Snapshot Day.

5. Submit photos, videos, statistics and anecdotes to the State Library. We will use these items to create marketing materials that will be shared with all participating libraries.

6. Use the content you've collected to show the impact of your services on your community!

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Your level of participation in this event is up to you. Snapshot Day can be a large celebration or could be incorporated into your regularly scheduled activities. Have questions? Contact Amanda or Lauren.



Each participating library will receive a toolkit to help facilitate participation. The toolkit consists of templates for both print and digital use and will be distributed via Basecamp:

Toolkit Contents:

  • Flyer to advertise Snapshot Day participation (digital and print)
  • Template bookmarks
  • Activity templates
  • Community impact template
  • Graphics for social media
  • Infographic template (print and digital)
Partners and Participants

Partners and Participants


First Lady Kristen Cooper

Participating Libraries:

BHM Regional Library                     C.G. O'Kelly Library at Winston-Salem State University

Catawba Count Public Library          CPC Regional Library System

Hertford County Public Library         Hoke County Public Library

Nash Community College Library     Pasquotank County Library

Southern Pines Public Library           Scotland Neck Memorial Library

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