Library to participate in Snapshotpa Day
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.