Friday, February 04, 2011

Day In The District: February 4

Day in The District: Feb 4

Day in the District is your opportunity to remind your legislators of the value of libraries—public, school, rural, urban, special, academic––their community. This year, we are focused on restoring library funding to the state budget. Stay current with updates and contacts on the SCLLN Blog.

Any day is a good day to meet your legislator.

A Million Ways to Love Your Library

The Burbank Public Library participated in the California Library Association’s “Snapshot Day” last October. Many of you were kind enough to take a moment to fill out our survey. Thank you for your input and here’s how it all adds up.

On a typical day over ONE MILLION Californians visit a library. The library is the one free community space that sustains democracy, levels the playing field, values the individual, opens young minds, builds community, supports families, builds technology skills and offers sanctuary -- all free of charge to the user.

On California Library Snapshot Day:
• 1,012,563 Californians visited a library
• Library websites were accessed 1,223,887 times
• 770,831 items were checked out or renewed
• Librarians answered 93,292 reference questions in person
• Librarians answered 16,577 reference questions by telephone, email, instant message, text message, mail and more!
• 169,707 people used a library computer
• 2,170 programs were held for children, teens, adults, and families
• 62,354 people attended those programs
• 26,962 people received literacy tutoring, homework help, and information literacy instruction at a library

No other organizations or agencies provide Californians with everything that libraries provide--and over one million Californians on one day in October proved it.

LEGISLATIVE DAY 2011: March 30
California Library Association, California School Library Association and California Association of Library Trustees and Commissioners will once again host an annual Legislative Day in Sacramento. Details to follow!

1 comment:

Burbank maids said...

Eventhough we now have the internet, its good to know that people are still venturing to the library to read or borrow books. Reading actual books is different from reading e-books, the electronic version. I don't know why but I get more satisfaction from reading a story from an actual book rather than from an IPad or a Kindle. Maybe I'm old fashion.