DATE: January 16, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath, Libraries Division
People need libraries, and libraries need you. All Broward County Library locations will be participating in Florida Library Snapshot Day on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Florida Library Snapshot Day is a great opportunity to let your community know just how important libraries are. Show your support by visiting your local library and getting your photo taken. Library staff will be taking snapshots of customers who’d like to participate as well as asking them to comment on their library use.
Broward County Library locations will join libraries across Florida in taking pictures and collecting statistics and members’ comments showing how Floridians are utilizing their libraries that day. The Florida Library Association (FLA) will then collect the results and post them online. The Florida Library Association, in partnership with the Division of Library and Information Services will be posting the results on the FLA website www.flalib.org, where everyone can see these powerful stories.
Can’t attend but want to show what a Library Superfan you are? Send an email with your story to firstname.lastname@example.org and share your library experiences.
The award-winning Broward County Libraries Division, founded in 1974, is the ninth largest library system in the nation by population served and one of the busiest, with more than 9 million walk-in customers visiting its 40 locations annually. The library has more than 3.4 million items and 2,000 computers for public use and offers hundreds of events and programs to meet the needs of the Broward County's diverse community. The library continues its strong emphasis on literacy, after-school programs and electronic access. In addition to our comprehensive web site, www.broward.org/library, which provides information about library activities, links to online catalogs, reference information and databases, customers can visit BCL WoW – Broward County Library Without Walls – for free eBooks, music, audiobooks, apps and more. Customers may also follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter. Libraries Division also administers the services, programs, collections and exhibits of the Historical Commission.