Thursday, April 21, 2011

Snapshot Day 2011

Did you visit a Hamden Library on April 13th? If you did, you were among 1,143 people who were counted during library’s second annual “Snapshot Day”. On that day 1,463 items were checked out, 15 new cards issued and 154 reference questions answered. 131 people used the library’s free computers, 335 people accessed the library’s website and 112 people attended programs.

Download the special Snapshot Day Edition of our Library Newsletter!
On Snapshot Day library users were also asked to respond to a survey to record the purpose of their visit for the day. From those surveys it was determined that 78% of visitors came to the library to check out materials, 29% to use computers, 27% for quiet study, 19% for research, and 10% to attend a program. Users also provided a variety of comments about the library. John M. said “I couldn’t survive without the library.” Cheri B. said, “The library helped me decide where to buy my home.” Meagan J. said, “It’s a place of peace to read,” while Chelsea N. said, “It’s a place where you can engage with people from all walks of life who live in our community.”

For further information about Snapshot Day results statewide and to see photos taken in many libraries, including Hamden, go to For further information about Snapshot day in Hamden, call 287-2680.

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