Director's Report, April 12, 2022

LIBRARY DIRECTOR'S REPORT  
Tuesday, April 12, 2022  
                   
LIBRARY NEWS                
In March, the library received a Certificate of Commendation from Governor Tony Evers for its service to our state. Funds from the ALA-ARP grant were received in March and Jodi Bailey began making approved purchases within the grant guidelines. The Library was closed on March 7, due to our Emergency Closing Policy. The library experienced a large community turn-out when we hosted local author Jeff Nania for a book discussion on March 31st.      
                   
LIBRARY SERVICES                
Wi-Fi Report: Meraki Wireless Device Usage (Hub 1+2+3)        
         
  2019 2020 2021 2022          
January 1,217 765 562 830          
February 1,736 757 594 836          
March 1,916 703 704 915          
April 1,765 253 662            
May 1,622 301 732            
June 1,240 383 775            
July 1,703 481 826            
August 1,469 474 724            
September 2,379 531 803            
October 1,647 549 969            
November 1071 582 845            
December 739 663 849            
TOTAL 18,504 6,442 9,045 2,581          
                   
Computer Usage Report: # of "Unique Client" Logins    
  2020 2021 2022            
January  409 398 460            
February 412 407 490            
March 396 463 515            
April 171 441              
May 202 476              
June 244 493              
July 298 511              
August 307 430              
September 331 493              
October 377 553              
November 372 473              
December 440 475              
TOTAL 3,959 5,613 1,465            
                   
                   
LIBRARY SERVICES (CONTINUED)            
                   
Circulation Checkouts: # Items            
  2020 2021 2022            
January 4,067 2,770 3,451            
February 3,491 3,510 3,277            
March 2,384 3,559 3,956            
April 363 3,267              
May 618 2,549              
June 1,612 3,426              
July 3,024 3,368              
August 2,875 3,382              
September 2,898 3,174              
October 2,881 3,510              
November 2,636 3,693              
December 2,368 3,439              
TOTAL 29,217 39,647 10,684            
Change in YTD Checkouts: 37.26% 8.59%            
                   
Overdrive Circulation                
Electronic Checkouts: e-books, e-audio, e-video, e-magazines        
  2020 2021 2022            
January 551 715 986            
February 490 707 802            
March 559 786 797      
April 694 627      
May 749 664      
June 667 752      
July 641 734      
August 677 671              
September 631 755              
October 671 730              
November 678 875              
December 608 796              
TOTAL 7,616 8,812 2,585            
                   
                   
2022 PROGRAMS                
Katy Hanousek assisted patrons by frequently updating and monitoring the library's website and Facebook page. Two volunteers from the Friends of the Poynette Library delivered books to support our Pioneer Place community outreach. Kelly Anderson hosted several Adult programs (listed below). There were 3 curbside pick-up appointments during the month of March. Miss Katy's awesome StoryTimes continue to be well attended. 
                   
                   
                   
2022 Programs:              
Date Event Target Audience Format On-Going Number of Participants        
March, 2022 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Children (Ages 0-11) Self-Directed 32          
March, 2022 Baby Board Book Program Children (Ages 0-11) Self-Directed 1          
March, 2022 Teen Book Reviewers Young Adult (12-18) Self-Directed 15          
March, 2022 Puzzle All Ages Self-Directed 8          
March, 2022 Euchre Adults Self-Directed 18          
March, 2022 Cribbage Adults Self-Directed 6          
March, 2022 Wood Carvers Adults Self-Directed 18          
March 1, 2022 StoryTime Outreach at Kid's First Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   22        
March 1, 2022 StoryTime Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   19        
March 1-11, 2022 Facebook BINGO Adults Virtual   23        
March 3, 2022 StoryTime Outreach at St. Peter's Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   12        
March 3, 2022 MS After School Activities Young Adult (12-18) In-Person Live   5        
March 8, 2022 StoryTime Outreach at Kid's First Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   22        
March 8, 2022 StoryTime Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   22        
March 10, 2022 StoryTime Outreach at St. Peter's Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   10        
March 10, 2022 Tech Q&A Adults In-Person Live   2        
March 10, 2022 MS After School Activities Young Adult (12-18) In-Person Live   7        
March 10, 2022 Craft Night Adults In-Person Live   9        
March 12, 2022 Stress Relief Program w/ Emily W. Adults In-Person Live   5        
March 15, 2022 StoryTime Outreach at Kid's First Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   20        
                   
2022 Programs (Continued):                
March 15, 2022 StoryTime Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   19        
March 15, 2022 Pioneer Place Outreach Adults In-Person Live   10        
March 16, 2022 Writer's Group Adults In-Person Live   3        
March 17, 2022 StoryTime Outreach at St. Peter's Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   10        
March 17, 2022 MS After School Activities Young Adult (12-18) In-Person Live   5        
March 17, 2022 Ancestry Group Adults In-Person Live   3        
March 17, 2022 Microgreens Adults In-Person Live   13        
March 22, 2022 StoryTime Outreach at Kid's First Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   15        
March 22, 2022 StoryTime Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   13        
March 22, 2022 Encanto (movie) Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   7        
March 24, 2022 Composting Adults In-Person Live   4        
March 26, 2022 Let's Get Green & Growing Adults Virtual   26        
March 29, 2022 StoryTime Outreach at Kid's First Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   22        
March 29, 2022 StoryTime Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   21        
March 31, 2022 StoryTime Outreach at St. Peter's Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   11        
March 31, 2022 MS After School Activities Young Adult (12-18) In-Person Live   7        
March 31, 2022 Book Club 2:00 PM Adults In-Person Live   5        
March 31, 2022 Author Jeff Nania Presentation Adults In-Person Live   33        
TOTAL 38     98 405        
                   
                   
CONTINUING EDUCATION/ MARCH MEETINGS        
Katy attended a SCLS Youth Services meeting (3/22). Kelly attended "Programming with Purpose," a UW iSchool 4-week course (completed 3/27) and met with Katy & Jodi re: ALA grant expenditures (3/10). Jodi attended a Bookmobile Committee meeting (3/01) and the CCLSB meeting at Lodi Public Library (3/04). Jodi attended two Village Manager meetings (3/01 & 3/15) and a Village Board meeting (3/14). Jodi virtually attended a SCLS All-Director meeting and a SCLS Intellectual Freedom webinar (3/17). All staff attended a quarterly staff meeting (3/19) & completed SCLS-required Infosec phishing/computer security training. Jodi met with the Launchpad Rep (3/22) and the Penworthy Rep(3/25) re: ALA grant purchases.
                   
                   
BUDGET REPORT                
                   
Deposits                  
  Date Deposits Amount    
Village Library Account 3/9/2022 Fines & Fees (cash) $53.50    
3/9/2022 Adjacent Co. Payment - Dane Co. $507.59    
  3/9/2022 ALA-ARP Grant Funds $10,000.00    
  3/18/2022 Town of Lowville 2022 Donation $2,500.00    
  3/18/2022 Fines & Fees (cash) $33.60    
  3/25/2022 Fines & Fees (cash) $30.00    
  3/25/2022 Gloria Clark's 100th B-day Donation (A. Hanson) $50.00    
           
Deposits (Continued)              
Library Checking Account at Hometown Bank 3/9/2022 Misc. Cash Donations (Undesignated) $6.25    
3/18/2022   $12.95    
3/25/2022   $18.40    
         Total  $13,212.29    
                   
Expenses                  
Vouchers Amount Description    
Amazon $1,205.75 Books, Kemp donated books; DVDs; programs; maintenance supplies (AA batteries)  
Complete Office $1,299.87 Supplies for Launchpad Cafes - ALA grant funds  
Midwest Tape $26.24 DVD  
Penworthy $260.00 STEAM Books & STEAM To Go Kits - ALA grant funds  
Piggly Wiggly $90.03 Programs & office supplies  
Rhyme $169.51 Copier - office expense  
South Central Library System $127.44 Website domain name 9-year renewal  
South Central Library System   $56.98 Coordinated 2022 bulk barcode label order  
Verizon $10.02 Mobile hotspot (03/24 - 04/23/22)  
VISA $434.63 Books; programs; supplies purchased w/ALA grant funds  
Shining Bright $281.25 March  
CenturyLink $148.01 Phone & fax - March  
Alliant Energy  $624.97 Electric ($356.08) + gas ($268.89) - March  
Salaries $9,544.55 Paid on 03/10 & 03/24/2022  
   Total  $14,279.25