Library Snapshot Day 2012 Print Email

WCLS patron picking up hold materialsWCLS joined libraries across Washington State celebrate libraries on Saturday, April 14 during National Library Week. “Snapshot:  One Day in the Life of Washington Libraries” is a state-wide celebration 

that asks you to help illustrate the importance of libraries through your stories and photographs and library statistics.


WCLS patrons photographed on Shapshot DaySo what did YOU do at WCLS on one typical Saturday in April?

  • Open 71 hours at 9 branch libraries and the Bookmobile
  • 3261 visited your library in person
  • Staff provided 88 answers to your questions
  • Tech/computer help was provided to 33 patrons
  • 169 attended 12 library programs

Thank you for helping WCLS celebrate National Library Week! Your comments and praise say it so well:

“Whatcom County Library System is the absolute best thing that I pay for via my property taxes! Staff is always great and helpful.”

“Library research helped save my son’s life from a hard-to-diagnose, hard-to-treat condition - and spilled over to better health for his grandfather.”

“I recently moved into the community. The library was one of my family’s first stops. You were our access into the community… The Blaine Library made us feel like we were home.”

“I love my library! As homeschoolers we are here at least 2 to 3 times a week. We can find books, DVDs, and music for any subject and order them from all over the system and country. Where else can you get that kind of personal service?”