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  1. 1. James Blackstone Memorial Library Snapshot Day – April 16, 2013
  2. 2. A day in the life of the JamesBlackstone Memorial Library…On April 16, our day included:• 1312 library visitors• 1208 items checked in/out• 34 reference questions answered• 98 people using our public computers• 338 visits to our website• hosting 28 parents and children at Miss Mary’s Stories for 2s class.
  3. 3. We asked our wonderful members why the library is importantto them. This is what they said… “A quiet place to read, write, draw, and reflect. Beautiful surroundings that inspire. A sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of daily life.” - Jon A.
  4. 4. “I have spent lots of time in MANY libraries –this one is the best – especially the personnel! – George E.
  5. 5. “I am in this areaoften so I stop in to check out a book. Also, my churchbook group reads 1book a month - mylibrary is small so I stop in here.” - JoAnn H, non-resident library user
  6. 6. “One of the few places that offer books/magazines in other languages. The whole family uses it!” – Micky F.
  7. 7. “Books and Miss Mary programs. I love to read.”- Jennifer W.
  8. 8. “Great staff;great resource.” - William H.
  9. 9. “We attend at least 3xper week for children’s programs.We love it, and use both libraries in town and inter-library loan.” – C.C.
  10. 10. “A wonderful resource more people should utilize.” - Sheri G.
  11. 11. “Because it is a quiet place in a completely noisy world.” - Michael D.
  12. 12. “Love to checkout books each week for my grandson.” – Bonnie S.
  13. 13. “It is importantbecause it is a greatway to access a lot of books without spending a lot. Also it’s a quietpeaceful place to study and read.” - Jessica R.
  14. 14. “My son loves Miss Mary. He waitsevery week to come to her fabulous program.” – Danielle B.
  15. 15. “It is my main source of literature, nonfiction books.A place that has classes and communityevents that keep me interestedand connected.” - Debra H.
  16. 16. “It provides an excellent environment and programs to help my toddler improve his social capabilities.” – Xiaoling Y.
  17. 17. “Great supply of books, keeps me up to date onliterature and current events.”- Suzanne M.
  18. 18. “Fantasticprograms fortoddlers ledby giftedinstructors.”– Aaron D.
  19. 19. “For 74 years, I have loved library time.” – Jade R.
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