North Adams Public Library will join libraries across the nation to provide a "snapshot" of what happens in a day in the life of libraries.

During National Snapshot Day, libraries will collect data and photos that help demonstrate the value of libraries and raise public awareness that libraries are busier than ever.

Some of the information gathered will include: How many books are checked out? How many people receive help finding a job, doing their taxes, or doing their homework?

To participate, sign a photo waiver form, attend story time, meet the new director, check out books, check email, conduct research, etc.

Patrons can also use Twitter #snapmass14 to post comments about the ways they use the library.

Information: mass.gov/libraries or contact the library at (413) 662-3133.