Snapshot Day attracts hundred to library
More than 550 people came through the doors of Airdrie Public Library (APL) on Oct. 8.
What made the day so special? Not just the numbers, as the library is a very busy place every day. Oct. 8 was Snapshot Day at APL, a special time designated to record a ‘day in the life’ of our library.
The photos really tell the preschool literacy classes – Babytime, ToddlerTime and Step to StoryTime; Wii and Tales for the Tall; One-to-One Technology Tutoring; a meeting of the Welcoming Airdrie committee; the Scrabble Club weekly get-together; library volunteers going about their business; books, books and more books, as well as DVDs and CDs being delivered; a new painting donated by Community Links; and the list goes on!
If a picture is worth a thousand words, Snapshot Day, which is held annually across the country during Canadian Library Month (October), is worth several centuries of great literature.
The theme of Canadian Library Month 2013 is Libraries Connect – which was amply demonstrated Oct. 8 at APL. Children connected with their parents, friends connected with friends, visitors connected with technology, readers connected with books, and the library connected with the community.
It was a special day for us and for everyone who came through the doors. But then again, every day is special at APL!
Coming up at your library: Tween Zone, Oct. 25, 3-4 p.m. Tweens in Grades 4-6, drop by the library and have a blast at the Board Game Bonanza! On Oct. 26, 1:30-2:30 p.m., the theme for L’heure du Conte – a free drop-in French immersion stories and crafts program for children in K-2 – is Halloween.