Suwannee Democrat


February 6, 2014

Jasper Library Snapshot Day

Jasper — Editors note: The Florida Library Association celebrated their 4th Annual Florida Library Snapshot Day during the week of Jan. 20-24. All three public libraries in Hamilton County - Jennings, Jasper and White Springs - held special events on different days of the week. The Jasper News is showcasing each library’s events in a weekly series. This week we are featuring Jasper Public Library.

Jasper Public Library

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, Jasper Public Library joined other libraries across the state of Florida, taking pictures and collecting statistics and patron’s comments to illustrate how Floridians are utilizing their libraries, as part of the Florida Library Association’s 4th Annual Library Snapshot Day.

Library Manager Barbara Jones had two special events planned for the day. The first was Storytime at 10:30 a.m. and at 3 p.m. it was Fun Days.

Suwannee River Regional Library Activities Director Cathy Ogburn Fender, who regularly travels from one library to the next in Hamilton County, was prepared with some fascinating children’s stories to relate to the children during Storytime. Fender knows how to engage the kids in visual and fun activities as she reads to them and teaches them interesting and educational new things.

The kids’ favorite was an alligator story, followed by some fun playtime combined with numbers learning as the alligator snatched all the monkeys from the kids hands.

Meanwhile, other patrons were utilizing the library’s computers to do homework and research.

The FLA, in partnership with the Division of Library and Information Services, will be collecting the results from all the participating libraries from the Florida Library Snapshot Day event and posting them online at for everyone to enjoy.

One library’s pictures and statistics may be small, but when you combine the results from all the libraries in the state it makes quite an impact.


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