Li­brary to par­tic­i­pate in Snap­shotpa Day

The Colonial - - OPINION - Cir­cu­la­tion Man­ager

I am ex­cited to an­nounce that Wil­liam Jeanes Memo­rial Li­brary and Ni­cholas and Athena Karabots Cen­ter for Learn­ing is join­ing all types of li­braries across the Com­mon­wealth to par­tic­i­pate in Snap­shotPA Day: A Day in the Life of Penn­syl­va­nia Li­braries. On Thurs­day, Oct. 18, we will gather in­for­ma­tion about li­brary us­age and ser­vices through pho­to­graphs, user com­ments, on­line com­ments and video com­ments. The goal is to cap­ture a snap­shot of who is us­ing our li­brary and why.

Penn­syl­va­nia li­braries are in great de­mand. Here at Jeanes Li­brary, we have seen an in­crease in cir­cu­la­tion and ref­er­ence ques­tions of more than 50 per­cent in the past year. The li­brary pro­vides free classes for chil­dren pro­mot­ing early learn­ing. We have com­puter classes, book clubs, movie nights, trav­el­ing art shows, po­etry shots, pup­pet shows and even yoga! We re­cently added a vol­un­teer, Marcy Lip­ner, to help students in grades four to 12 with writ­ing as­sign­ments: class es­says, re­search pa­pers for all con­tent ar­eas and the col­lege ad­mis­sion essay. She will be avail­able Thursdays be­gin­ning Oct. 18th from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Just drop by if you need her as­sis­tance.

Maybe you plan to drop by the li­brary to check out a book or a Nook, an au­dio book or a video game. Stop by on the 18th and let us hear about your fa­vorite part of the li­brary.

Di­rec­tor Lara Lorenzi said, “I hope our li­brary users will stop by in per­son, or share their sup­port on­line and be a part of this his­toric day. Li­braries are more im­por­tant than ever to our com­mu­ni­ties and li­brary us­age is at record lev­els. We want all res­i­dents of Penn­syl­va­nia to see what a typ­i­cal day is like for a Penn­syl­va­nia li­brary.”

So, please mark your cal­en­dars for Oct. 18, and if you can’t make it to the li­brary, you can leave a com­ment on our Face­book page or on our web­page, jeanes­li­brary.org. See you soon!

The Wil­liam Jeanes Memo­rial Li­brary and Ni­cholas and Athena Karabots Cen­ter for Learn­ing is lo­cated at 4051 Joshua Road, Lafayette Hill, and serves Whitemarsh Town­ship and the sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties. If you have any ques­tions about our ser­vices, visit our web­site at jeanes­li­brary.org or call 610-828-0441.

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