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A Different Kind of Library Snapshot

   April 14th, 2011

So far, I've been pretty happy to see all the positive activities and promotion around National Library Week. Yesterday, my library participated in National Library Snapshot Day, and our patrons, if not enjoyed it, at least tolerated us taking their pictures.

But because I'm me, I wanted to continue with my theme of looking at snapshots of libraries that aren't generated by the library world. I spotted the clip below - prominently and deliberately displaying a library card - in last week's episode of American Dad!:

Using a library card, as seen on American Dad!

I don't think that one will be showing up in the How The World Sees Us column, but it is nonetheless a reality we contend with while promoting our storytimes and downloadable ebooks. Not at all a reason to stop - just to work harder.




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2 Responses to “A Different Kind of Library Snapshot”

  1. Oleg K. Says:

    Sort of changes the meaning of what we say when we say that libraries are “cutting” edge.

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