What the Patrons are Saying

Part of Snapshot Day is gathering comments from patrons. Their stories about what libraries mean to them can both motivate library staff to keep doing what they’re doing and push city officials and legislators to keep funding us. What is the best thing you’ve heard about your library from a patron?

Last year libraries around the state reported some inspiring comments from patrons:

“The Town Creek Public Library is the best resource we have. Whether making a copy, using the computer to print a document, or checking out a book or DVD, a public library is more important today than 200 years ago.”

A White Smith Memorial Library patron said libraries are important because of “Unlimited amount of information that can change your life. Use computers and books that are filled with information to better yourself in every way.”

“Dadeville Public Library is important to me because I just moved to town and I know nothing about anything. This library is a refuge for me. I do my important work here, enjoy the books, and I’m thankful [for] the Internet access.”

Oneonta Public Library patrons:


Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest patrons:


We can’t wait to read what your patrons say this year!  For more information and to download a toolkit to help your library participate, visit the APLS website: http://webmini.apls.state.al.us/apls_web/apls/apls/?q=snapshot


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