Library Snapshot Day 2013

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Idaho Library Snapshot Day 2013

In April 2013, during National Library Week, Idaho libraries from around the state tracked their activities with stats and photos, creating a snapshot of a day in the life of Idaho libraries and capturing the impact they have on their communities.


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30 libraries sent in their statistics

  • 24 public libraries
  • 3 school libraries
  • 2 academic libraries
  • 1 special library

In one day in Idaho’s libraries

  • 16,566 people visited the library
  • 36,040 items were circulated
  • 2,301 reference questions were answered
  • 52 job seekers were helped (résumé, job search, etc.)
  • 288 students were helped (homework)
  • 2,364 people used the public access computer (Internet/word processing/games, etc.)
  • 551 people used the Internet with their own devices
  • 222 volunteer hours were given at a library
  • 107 people were taught computer/device/Internet skills
  • 171 library cards were issued

Programs and activities

  • 1,459 people attended programs
  • 80 people attended computer/technology classes
  • 61 people attended other classes (homework/tutoring, ESL, etc.)
  • 43 students made class visits to the library
  • 50 people got tours of their library
  • 439 people learned about the library in outreach visits to schools or other agencies
  • 303 people in community groups used meeting rooms


  • Excellent! We love our library. You guys rocked!
  • Provides a fantastic environment for my school age children to study and use resources.
  • Awesome customer service. Thx AMAZING! You are doing great! Thank you.
  • Without the library, I have no access to books, newspapers, internet, or research resources.
  • This library is great! It is an asset to our community.
  • The staff is helpful, efficient, kind & knowledgeable, I love my librarians. They are the best!
  • Thank you for the hours and the internet access.
  • The library is my connection with the outside world!
  • The reference librarians rock!.
  • Love the environment. Like having a place to chill.

Statistics submitted by:

  • Benewah County District Library, Tensed DeSmet and Tri-Community branches
  • Boise Public Library!
  • Brown Mackie College
  • Buhl Public Library
  • Cascade Public Library
  • Centennial High School Library
  • Coeur d'Alene Public Library
  • Eagle Public Library
  • East Bonner County Library District
  • Grangeville Centennial Library
  • Grangeville Elementary and Middle School
  • Grangeville High School
  • Hailey Public Library
  • Horseshoe Bend Library
  • Idaho Talking Book Service (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
  • Kimberly Public Library
  • Leadore Community Library
  • Lizard Butte Library
  • Marshall Public Library
  • Meridian Library District
  • Mountain Home Public Library
  • Nampa Public Library
  • North Bingham County District Library
  • Payette Public Library
  • Pierce Free Public
  • Portneuf District Library
  • Salmon Public Library
  • University of Idaho Library
  • Weippe Public Library