Library Snapshot Day

Marigold celebrates Library Card Sign-up Month in conjunction with SnapShot Day

October is Celebrate Your Library Month in Marigold: This month is a time to bring attention to the supportive role libraries and librarians play in transforming lives and communities. Marigold Library System joins the American Library Association and Disney Pixar's superhero family, the Incredibles, to promote the value of a library card.

Be visible in your community. A fundamental role of board members is to advocate for their libraries. Marigold encourages member libraries to celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month in conjunction with our Snapshot Day.

Raise the profile of your library!  These two initiatives provide opportunities for residents to discover the power of a library card and enables staff to collect stories and photos that illustrate how the library supports the community.


How to Participate (it's easy!)

(contact communication staff at Marigold if you need help printing or creating your posters.)

  1. Use this poster to promote Library Card Sign-up Month
  2. Pick a day (any day!) in October to be your Snapshot Day
  3. Invite your community, including your local municipal council, to your Snapshot Day
  4. Continue promoting Library Card Sign-up Month during the entire month of October
  5. Use the information below to have a successful day

Before: How to & Promotion

  • Quick Guide to Snapshot Day (PDF).
  • Promotional Images: add these to your website to advertise your Snapshot Day
  • Promotional Posters In Microsoft Publisher: add your own logo & date to advertise your Snapshot Day (Poster 1; Poster 2; Poster 3 )
  • There is a poster waiting for you in LibraryAware: Search for "Marigold" or "Library Snapshot Day" in LibraryAware to modify posters & flyers with your own branding and event-dates.

During: Collecting Data & Taking Photographs

  • Remember to keep track of the number of library card holders before and after the end of October
  • Data Collection Sheet: for recording statistics on your patrons' use of the library (PDF)
  • Patron Response Card: to collect stories; hand these out to your patrons to fill out and leave with you (PDF)
  • Public Photography Notice: post this sign in your library to let patrons know you will be taking pictures or video (PDF)
  • Photo Release Form: have your patrons sign a release if their picture is taken. If they don't sign a release, we will not be able to post, share or otherwise use their photo (PDF)

After: Share your Results!

  • Share results of your Snapshot day with your community
  • Post your photos (for which you have a signed release form) to our shared drive (the I: drive)  in the Library Snapshot Day folder if you would like Marigold to use in our newsletters or on Pinterest.

If you have any questions - please contact your Library Services Consultant.