The White Salmon Valley Community Library will participate in a state-wide project called "Snapshot: One Day in the Life of Washington Libraries" on Tuesday, April 12.
This program, coordinated by the non-profit Washington Library Association, will illustrate the importance of libraries to Washington's citizens through collection of statistics, stories and photographs.
The program is part of a broader effort organized by the American Library Association to define the value of libraries in terms of real use. More than 30 other states have already held successful Library Snapshot Days.
Branches of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District will join libraries across Washington that day in taking pictures and collecting statistics and customer comments showing how Washingtonians use their libraries.
Staff and volunteers in the district's 13 libraries and three bookmobiles will photograph patrons of all ages using library resources and participating in programs.
The photos and comments collected that day will be used for FVRL promotional purposes and posted to WLA's Flickr and Facebook ("WA Library Snapshot Day 2011") pages by April 22.
FVRL Executive Director Bruce Ziegman said, "Libraries are critically important for Washington's citizens, families, students and professionals. I hope Washingtonians far and wide visit their library on Snapshot Day and help demonstrate to our leaders and lawmakers the benefits libraries deliver in our communities."