Take part in library’s ‘Snapshot’ project

The North Olympic Library System is participating in “Snapshot: One Day in the Life of Washington Libraries” the week of April 15-20.


This statewide project has been developed by the Washington Library Association as a way of illustrating the importance of libraries for Washington’s citizens through the collection of statistics, stories and photographs.


NOLS joins libraries of all types across the state in taking pictures, collecting data and soliciting customer comments that demonstrate how Washingtonians utilize their libraries on a typical day.

Each of the NOLS branches has chosen a representative day during the week of April 15 to conduct Snapshot activities. Remaining dates include:


Sequim Branch Library — Thursday, April 18
Port Angeles Main Library — Friday, April 19

Forks Branch Library — Friday, April 19


Data collected by NOLS will be collated and posted to a website under the auspices of The Washington Library Association, where everyone can view these powerful images, stories and statistics.


Results and pictures will be available on April 30 at


Paula Barnes, NOLS director, emphasized the importance of libraries for Washington’s residents, students and professionals: “Snapshot day provides a fun and meaningful opportunity for Washingtonians far and wide to register their feelings about the role the library plays in their lives by simply visiting their library on that day,” she said.


More than 30 states have completed Library Snapshot Days.


“Snapshot: One Day in the Life of Washington Libraries” is part of a broader effort organized by the American Library Association. Visit or contact Dana Murphy-Love at


For more information about North Olympic Library System’s participation in this project, contact Margaret Jakubcin at or visit


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