We were very successful in getting participation statewide for two reasons. Libraries everywhere are in dire straits; budgets are being slashed and libraries are seeking ways to prove their value. “Snapshot Day” offers participants neatly packaged, compelling data to help state their case. The second reason for “Snapshot Day’s” success is the ease of participation. Libraries are fabulous at gathering statistics on a daily basis, typically to be used only in annual reports or when filling out their Per Capita State Aid report. “Snapshot Day” presents the captured data as a product that can be used in effective advocacy efforts.