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Snapshot Day Results


The results of Nebraska Snapshot Day 2012 are in!  We are proud to announce that 13 libraries across the state participated in Snapshot Day this year.

These 13 libraries served over 23,000 people, checked out over 48,000 items and answered more than 1,350 questions.  Click the image on the right for all the details.





The library patrons were not shy when asked, “What does your library mean to you?”  Click the image on the left to see a one-page sample of some of the powerful comments that patrons shared.  Or click here to see the complete report from patrons on why they visited the library.






And if you’d like to see the tremendous photos from Snapshot Day, check out the Nebraska Snapshot Day 2012 group on Flickr!


Plan Now for April’s Snapshot Day!

April 15-21 will be Snapshot Day in Nebraska!

The Nebraska Library Association is gearing up for “Nebraska Snapshot Day 2012: A Day in the Life of Nebraska Libraries.”  You can participate in this advocacy event any day during the week of April 15-21, 2012.

What is Snapshot Day you ask? 

It’s an opportunity for you to take a look at all that your library accomplishes in a single day.  We encourage you to collect usage statistics, photos, videos and stories from your library from the one day you choose to be your “Snapshot Day.”  This will be great information to share with your library board, school administration, municipal officials and the news media.  Additionally, the Nebraska Library Association will compile all the information sent in and will publish statewide data that can be used to advocate for libraries all across Nebraska.

Who should participate?

ALL Nebraska libraries are invited to participate!  Public, school, academic, tribal and special libraries are all invited to take a “Snapshot” of what their library does in one day.  The more libraries that participate, the more complete our “Snapshot” will be!

Nebraska Snapshot Day 2012 is a project of the Nebraska Library Association.  If you have any questions, please contact Robin Clark, Chair of the Legislative/Advocacy Committee, at or Jessica Chamberlain, PLTS Vice-Chair, at 800-578-1014 or