Today’s guest post is from Snapshot Day committee member Celeste Bruno of the MBLC:
Pictures aren’t the only great part of Snapmass – amazing comments from patrons really show how strongly people feel about their library.
In the toolkit, you’ll find comment cards to help you collect what patrons are saying. To make it easy for you to share some of your best comments on the Snapmass survey, you’ll see a free-text field where you can add your favorites.
Of course, collecting comments isn’t limited to people who are in the library. Patrons can use social media to share why they love their library. Encourage patrons to post to the Snapmass Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/snapmass. On Twitter, patrons can tag tweets with #snapmass14. In order for you to be able to identify comments from your particular patrons, people should also be encouraged to include the name of the town or library.
Here are a few wonderful patron quotes from 2012:
Our library and library staff are wonderful. From allowing students to find a quiet place to work to allowing adults to meet for a Civil War Round Table to a book club, the library is the heartbeat of our community. – East Bridgewater Public Library
We could not live here without our library! The Sawyer Free Library is one of the treasures of the community & provides an invaluable, irreplaceable service to all of us. – Alecia & David, Sawyer Free Library, Gloucester
I love coming to the library to get my work done. It’s always very quiet and the librarians are all very helpful. It really aids in my success. – Greenfield Community College
I love the library. It feels like home. Everyone is friendly and helpful. – Norton Public Library
I think that there is a nice balance being able to study in a quiet environment and learn with your friends help or helping a friend! – Westborough High School