You may recall that last Wednesday, February 17th, was Snapshot Day at Darien Library. Snapshot Day was a state-wide event to gather data to capture the impact that Connecticut libraries have on their communities on a typical day. Thank you to our cheerful and agreeable visitors for their assistance, their smiles, and their comments.
We received many comments in response to the question posed on the brief survey: "Why is the library important to you?" First we'll show you...and then we'll tell you what the responses were. Please enjoy the video-compilation of the day's photos, then continue reading, below, for the "Snapshot" comments.
"...[that you can] take home books, films, music, magazines, etc. That you can take classes, attend lectures, get help with research and projects or find somewhere quiet to work. Libraries are our most wonderful, omnipresent, and inclusive community institutions."
"A calm, quiet respite."
"Getting help in gathering information!"
"Meet Us on Main Street is a great place to hear about books."
"Because I use the library for internet access, borrow DVDs, books, and CDs, attend lectures and current film showings. The Darien Library is my primary source for all of the above."
"It's a nice place to get away and lose yourself from the real world."
"Meet Us on Main Street and the librarians' enthusiasm keep my reading list going!"
"Love the Meet Us on Main Street program - books, DVDS recommended by helpful and knowledgeable staff."
"The library was always important to me since childhood - I don't watch TV!"
"Because of its programs for children that help our kids socialize and learn in a very friendly environment."
"It has many resources that I could not otherwise access. An invaluable service to the community."
"When I need to research something or write a report and when I'd like to read a book or watch a movie for free."
Please feel free to leave your comments by clicking below.
Why is the library important to YOU?