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For Immediate Release: Nov. 1, 2010
Contact: Mary Stadick Smith - (605) 773-7228

State Library to observe Snapshot Day: Illustrating impact of libraries on state's citizens

The South Dakota State Library in Pierre will celebrate Library Snapshot Day Nov. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The public is invited to tour the newly renovated McKay Building at 800 Governors Drive and explore the services and resources that the State Library has to offer.

Library Snapshot Day is an initiative designed to highlight the importance of all types of libraries, and the value they bring to their communities.

The South Dakota Library Association has invited all libraries across the state to select a day between Oct. 31 and Nov. 6 as their Snapshot Day. Usage data and patron testimonials from participating libraries will be compiled and will be used to illustrate the impact that libraries have on a typical day in South Dakota.

“Every day, South Dakota citizens come to the state’s libraries to access a variety of resources, whether they’re looking to do research online, complete homework, work on their taxes, hunt for jobs, or check out books, CDs or videos,” said South Dakota State Librarian Dan Siebersma. “Snapshot Day will provide us with statistics that help to demonstrate the value that libraries add to our communities and our state.”

Rawlins Municipal Library in Pierre will celebrate its Library Snapshot Day on Nov. 3.

For more information, including a list of participating libraries, visit the South Dakota Library Association’s website at