Director's Report, April 10, 2018

LIBRARY DIRECTOR'S REPORT
10-Apr-18
                 
LIRARY NEWS              
We are excited to welcome Laura Falstad to the staff as our new library assistant. She will be working Tuesday and Thursday evenings, every other Saturday and extra hours to cover vacations and special events. The pressure tank in the women's bathroom was replaced by the Village and is working well. The fire inspector looked over our building and stated that everything looked good except for a light bulb which was replaced by public works. The library closed early on April 3rd due to inclement weather. Lindsey Ganz served on the scholarship committee for the Chamber of Commerce as a library representative and helped to select four recipients. National Library Week is April 9 - 13 and we will be recognizing our volunteers, thanking our patrons and having weeklong activities. Martin Shanks, our village administrator will also be available at the library on Tuesday, April 10 for a listening session from 9:30am to 11:30am.
   
LIBRARY SERVICES              
                 
Wi-Fi                
  Wi-Fi Report: # of Logins          
    2015 2016 2017 2018      
  January 835 829 1,283 1,391      
  February 989 821 1,393 1,294      
  March 1,113 851 1,642 1,320      
  April 937 1,128 1,239        
  May 843 892 1,216        
  June 932 1,264 1,278        
  July 1,355 1,673 1,492        
  August 1,198 1,586 1,442        
  September 1,014 1,520 1,387        
  October 1,040 1,831 1,445        
  November 848 1,925 1,409        
  December 949 1,427 1,186        
  TOTAL 12,053 15,747 16,412 4,005      
                 
Computer Use              
  Usage Report: # of Logins          
    2018            
  January  424            
  February 325            
  March 437            
  April              
  May              
  June              
  July              
  August              
  September            
  October              
  November              
  December              
  TOTAL 1,186            
                 
LIBRARY SERVICES (CONTINUED)          
                 
Circulation                
  Checkouts: # Items           
    2014 2015 2016 2017 2018    
  January 5,038 4,600 4,475 4,122 5,274    
  February 4,524 4,457 4,727 4,609 5,204    
  March 5,831 4,492 5,019 4,700 4,827    
  April 5,598 5,000 4,475 4,014      
  May 4,670 4,266 4,400 4,513      
  June 5,263 5,592 5,278 6,069      
  July 6,676 6,027 4,847 6,073      
  August 5,295 4,906 4,014 5,923      
  September 5,346 4,481 4,304 4,240      
  October 5,105 4,826 4,221 4,637      
  November 4,225 3,786 4,444 4,547      
  December 4,204 4,045 3,767 4,010      
  TOTAL 61,775 56,478 53,971 57,457 15,305    
Percent Change in YTD CKO -7.58% -8.57% -4.44% 6.46% 13.95%    
                 
Overdrive Circulation            
  Electronic Checkouts: ebooks, e-audio, e-video    
    2018            
  January 408            
  February 452            
  March 415            
  April              
  May              
  June              
  July              
  August              
  September            
  October              
  November              
  December              
  TOTAL 1275            
                 
                 
PROGRAMS                
  Literacy Offerings     2018 Participants    
  Baby Board Book Program 2    
  1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program 3    
  Teen Book Review Program 5    
  Winter Reading Program 50    
  Pioneer Place Winter Reading Program 16    
  Summer Library Reading Program      
        TOTAL 76    
                 
PROGRAMS (CONTINUED)            
The Pioneer Place Winter Reading Program was an 8 week program where books were brought to each building weekly and residents were given a chance to win prizes for their participation. There were 16 participants, 160 books and audiobooks checked out and 66,546 pages read. Upcoming Events:  April 16 at 6pm: Friends Annual Meeting, Guest Speaker - Rock n Wool Winery; April 19 at 6pm: Craft Night- chalk pastel flower drawing; April 21 9am-3:30pm: Babysitting course offered by Divine Savior; May 15 at 5pm: Hillbilly Elegy Book Discussion.
                 
2018 Adult Programs            
  Book Club Knit & Crochet Euchre Cribbage Craft Wood Carvers Senior Citizen Outreach  Other
January   18 33 10 28 16 16 51
February   8 17 5 13 16 36 18
March   15 23 16 17 33 26  
April                
May                
June                
July                
August                
September                
October                
November                
December                
TOTAL 0 41 73 31 58 65 78 69
                 
2018 Children, Teen, & Family Programs          
  Toddler Time at Library & Outreach Elementary School Middle School Teens at Library & Outreach Family Programs Family Drop-Ins Movies at the Library Career Crafters 4th - 7th gr.
January 149 30 39 34 30 17 4  
February 185 64 41 3 191 26    
March 179 39 37 2 8 44 27  
April                
May                
June                
July                
August                
September                
October                
November                
December              
TOTAL 513 133 117 39 229 87 31 0
                 
   
               
               
                 
CONTINUING EDUCATION/ MEETINGS        
Lindsey Ganz attended the all director's meeting in Verona on March 15th. The main focus was a discussion on the Integrated Library System (ILS) which is software that allows libraries to track items owned (through acquisitions, cataloging and serials) and circulate them to patrons. Lindsey also attended the Columbia County director's joint meeting with the Columbia County Library Board held in Portage. Lindsey attended a training held by SCLS at the Portage Library for a crisis prevention training.
                 
BUDGET REPORT              
                 
Deposits                
  Date Deposits Amount  
Village Account 3/23/2018 fines & fees: checks $62.40  
    fines & fees: cash $381.19  
  4/5/2018 fines & fees: cash  $161.20  
    fines & fees: check  $9.10  
         
         
         
         
Library Account 3/14/2018 Mielke Memorial  $                       535.00  
  3/23/2018 Donations - $25.00 Mielke Memorial  $                       244.46  
  4/5/2018 Mielke Memorial  $                         25.00  
         Total  $1,418.35  
                 
Expenses                
                 
Vouchers Amount Description  
VISA  $264.01 office expenses, programs, postage
Amazon $390.92 books, DVDs, programs, office
CINTAS $89.88 maintenance supplies
Piggly Wiggly $189.54 programs, maintenance supplies
Hometown News, LP $61.00 Advertisement for employment ad
SCLS $220.00 Group Performance Movie License
SCLS $12.00 Lunch- all director's meeting/ training
Cengage Learning $228.18 Large Print Books
     
     
     
     
     
Shining Brite $281.25 cleaning
CenturyLink $277.98 Phone & Fax
Alliant Energy  $530.71 Electric & Gas
Salaries 3/1, 3/15, and 3/29 $11,638.19  
     
   Total  $14,183.66