Director's Report, April 11, 2017

LIBRARY DIRECTOR'S REPORT
11-Apr-17
                 
Library News              
The Public Library System Redesign (PLSR) project is in now in phase 3. Information about the structure and administration work is being addressed by the Steering Committee, including an overview of the Committee’s timeline. PLSR workgroups have been gathering information to make recommendations for the past year. The Village fixed the back-up in the men's and women's bathroom. Lindsey and Jeanne Mutchler met with Becky from All 4 Designs to discuss window treatments.  Lora Broadhurst, a Poynette Volunteer, was awarded the Columbia County Library Advocate of 2016. She will be recognized at the Annual Friends of the Library Meeting and Author Talk: Maddy Hunter. Lindsey Ganz submitted a grant application to Better World Books in the amount of $5,000 to hold a 1-2 day Writer's Workshop in Poynette if selected. The grant would pay for a panel of authors, an educator to talk about how to improve writing, and a literary agent to discuss how to get published.
   
Library Services              
Wi-Fi                
  Wi-Fi Report: # of Logins          
    2015 2016 2017        
  January 835 829 1,283        
  February 989 821 1,393        
  March 1,113 851 1,642        
  April 937 1,128          
  May 843 892          
  June 932 1,264          
  July 1,355 1,673          
  August 1,198 1,586          
  September 1,014 1,520          
  October 1,040 1,831          
  November 848 1,925          
  December 949 1,427          
  TOTAL 12,053 15,747 4,318        
                 
Checkouts                
  CHECKOUTS: # Items           
    2013 2014 2015 2016 2017    
  January 5,955 5,038 4,600 4,475 4,122    
  February 4,902 4,524 4,457 4,727 4,609    
  March 5,516 5,831 4,492 5,019 4,700    
  April 6,209 5,598 5,000 4,475      
  May 5,148 4,670 4,266 4,400      
  June 6,021 5,263 5,592 5,278      
  July 6,814 6,676 6,027 4,847      
  August 5,535 5,295 4,906 4,014      
  September 5,110 5,346 4,481 4,304      
  October 5,732 5,105 4,826 4,221      
  November 5,125 4,225 3,786 4,444      
  December 4,776 4,204 4,045 3,767      
  TOTAL 66,843 61,775 56,478 53,971 13,431    
Percent Change in YTD CKO -5.19% -7.58% -8.57% -4.44% -5.56%    
                 
Programs                
The March Movie showing of Sing was very popular with an attendance of 18 people. Katy Hanousek arranged for SPICE (Students Participating in Chemical Education) from UW-Madison to do a demonstration for the M.S. students at the library.  Katy visited the M.S. No Name Volunteers to show them how to loom knit hats to donate. Upcoming events: Family Read & Movie: Pete's Dragon, 4/13 at 4pm. National Library Week activities: 4/10 through 4/14.  Strategic Plan Update: 4/19 from 1-3pm. Painted Milk Jars & Pens: 4/20 at 6pm at the library. Author Maddy Hunter 4/24 at 6 pm.
                 
2017 Adult Programs            
  Book Club Knit & Crochet Euchre Cribbage Craft Wood Carvers Pioneer Place Other
January   8 13 6 27 13    
February 4 16 26 10 29 26 3  
March   21 20 13 30 30 7  
April                
May                
June                
July                
August                
September                
October                
November                
December              
TOTAL 4 45 59 29 86 69 10 27
                 
2017 Children, Teen, & Family Programs            
  Toddler Time at Library & Outreach Elementary Middle School Teens at Library & Outreach Family Programs Family Drop-Ins Movies at the Library Career Crafters 4th - 7th gr.
January 82 45 17 5   29 16  
February 179 19 40 7 242 32 3  
March 204 21 36 2   22 18  
April                
May                
June                
July                
August                
September                
October                
November                
December       .  
TOTAL 465 85 93 14 242 83 37 0
                 
   
        2017 # Participants    
  Summer Incentive Reading Program      
  Winter Reading Program 70    
  1,000 Books Before Kindergarten 4    
  Baby Board Book Program 1    
                 
Library Services: Annual Report          
                 
    2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  
Uses of E-Books 86 925 1,867 2,529 2,669 2,632  
Uses of E-Audio 147 563 593 559 971 1,472  
Uses of E-Video 5 1 4 6 7 20  
# Database Sessions 98 99 196 529 360 237  
Users of Public Computers 11,910 9,179 6,878 6,864 6,883 6,290  
                 
Continuing Education/ Meetings          
Lindsey Ganz attended the SCLS All Director's Meeting in Deforest on March 16 and also presented on why our library decided to join the SCLS Foundation with the minimum amount. Ganz was also present for the Columbia County Directors joint meeting with the Columbia County Library Board on March 17. Lindsey met with Rose from SCLS to make updates to the website.  Vicki Teal-Lovely met with Ganz to go over the SCLS Budget.
                 
                 
Deposits Date Deposits Amount  
  3/24/2017 Donations Cash - Craft  $                         26.00  
  3/24/2017 Memorial Donation Cash - Gif  $                       100.00  
  3/24/2017 Cash - Fines & Fees  $                       288.71  
  3/24/2017 Checks - Fines & Fees  $                         88.40  
  4/6/2017 Cash - fines & Fees  $                       100.00  
  4/6/2017 Donation Purchases- Large Print  $                         50.00  
  4/6/2017 Checks - Fines & Fees  $                         35.00  
         
         
         
         
         Total   $                       688.11  
                 
Expenses                
                 
Vouchers Amount Description  
VISA   $                             364.45 Programs, office expenses, Postage  
Amazon  $                             994.74 Audiobooks, DVD, Books, Office, Programs  
CINTAS  $                               57.20 Maintenance Supplies  
Piggly Wiggly  $                               74.04 Programs. Office, Maintenance Supplies  
Rhyme  $                             572.22 Copier Contract  
SCLS  $                             209.00 Group Movie License  
SPICE- UW- Madison  $                               70.00 Students Participating in Chemical Education  
Lost Items  $                               18.45 Waunakee 15.95, Marshall 2.50  
Cengage  $                             155.70 Large Print Books  
Complete Office of Wisconsin  $                             154.75 office  
Shining Brite  $                             281.25 Cleaning  
CenturyLink  $                             145.60 Phone & Fax  
Alliant Energy (124 N. Main)  $                             200.05 Electric: 94.81, Gas: 105.24  
Alliant Energy (118 N. Main)  $                             275.57 Electric: 237.96, Gas: 37.61  
Salaries 3/2, 3/16 and 3/30  $                       11,358.60    
Mileage/Expenses/Longevity  $                               21.40 mileage  
   Total   $                       14,953.02