Director's Report, April 14, 2020

LIBRARY DIRECTOR'S REPORT    
Tuesday, April 14, 2020    
LIBRARY NEWS                  
Jodi Bailey received a bid from Jackson Flooring to replace old adhesive that is no longer securing the carpet squares in the Children's area (installed by another vendor in 2014).   In accordance with a decision by Gov. Evers re: COVID-19, an emergency Library Board meeting was held on March 16th.  It was decided that the library building would be closed to the public, but "Curbside Service" was made available to patrons from March 17-23.  Staff worked collaboratively 03/17-03/23 on the Office update, sanitizing & organizing library materials (including upstairs storage), and assisting patrons.  Public Works added an electrical outlet and secured some data lines in the Office.  Jodi is preparing a cost analysis regarding the library's maintenance and cleaning supplies in hopes of better utilizing budgeted funds.  GREAT NEWS:  To help support Wisconsin libraries and their patrons during these unprecedented times, the Dept. of Public Instruction awarded Wisconsin’s Digital Library $250,000 in LSTA funds (grant) for digital content (i.e., many new titles are daily being added to the e-book collection for our patrons)!  
       
LIBRARY SERVICES                  
Wi-Fi Report 2020: Meraki Wireless Device Usage (Hub 1+2+3)      
           
    2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020      
  January 835 829 1,283 1,391 1,217 765      
  February 989 821 1,393 1,294 1,736 757      
  March 1,113 851 1,642 1,320 1,916 703      
  April 937 1,128 1,239 1,106 1,765        
  May 843 892 1,216 1,259 1,622        
  June 932 1,264 1,278 1,502 1,240        
  July 1,355 1,673 1,492 1,168 1,703        
  August 1,198 1,586 1,442 1,450 1,469        
  September 1,014 1,520 1,387 1,075 2,379        
  October 1,040 1,831 1,445 1,351 1,647        
  November 848 1,925 1,409 1,199 1071        
  December 949 1,427 1,186 1,638 739        
  TOTAL 12,053 15,747 16,412 15,753 18,504 2,225      
                     
Computer Usage Report: # of "Unique Client" Logins      
    2018 2019 2020            
  January  424 265 409            
  February 325 340 412            
  March 437 425 396            
  April 424 373              
  May 582 403              
  June 544 466              
  July 530 435              
  August 488 376              
  September 374 393              
  October 435 428              
  November 426 428              
  December 372 438              
  TOTAL 5,361 4,770 1,217            
                     
LIBRARY SERVICES (CONTINUED)              
                     
Circulation                    
  Checkouts: # Items               
    2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020      
  January 4,600 4,475 4,122 5,274 3,712 4,067      
  February 4,457 4,727 4,609 5,204 4,832 3,491      
  March 4,492 5,019 4,700 4,827 4,559 2,384 *Covid-19    
  April 5,000 4,475 4,014 4,729 4,354   Closure    
  May 4,266 4,400 4,513 4,501 4,148        
  June 5,592 5,278 6,069 5,302 4,571        
  July 6,027 4,847 6,073 5,177 5,136        
  August 4,906 4,014 5,923 4,545 4,039        
  September 4,481 4,304 4,240 3,963 3,728        
  October 4,826 4,221 4,637 4,763 3,976        
  November 3,786 4,444 4,547 4,180 3,575        
  December 4,045 3,767 4,010 3,682 3,367        
  TOTAL 56,478 53,971 57,457 56,147 49,997 9,942      
Percent Change in YTD CKO -8.57% -4.44% 6.46% -2.28% -10.95% -24.12%      
                     
Overdrive Circulation                  
  Electronic Checkouts: ebooks, e-audio, e-video        
    2017 2018 2019 2020          
  January 368 408 519 551          
  February 259 452 465 490          
  March 387 415 485            
  April 364 384 456            
  May 425 424 399            
  June 374 450 508            
  July 422 436 506            
  August 423 509 470            
  September 368 372 497            
  October 388 328 511            
  November 371 334 506            
  December 301 392 443            
  TOTAL 4450 4904 5765 1041          
                     
Other Online Resources                
  Ebsco Badgerlink and Ancestry.com Usage        
    2017 2018 2019 2020          
  Ebsco 6 15 83 12          
  Ancestry 1264 1010 483 200          
  TOTAL 1270 1025 566 212          
                     
PROGRAMS                    
2020 Literacy Offerings   Jan Feb March April May June    
Baby Board Book Program 0 0 0          
1,000 Books Before Kindergtn. Program 40 40 40          
Teen Book Review Program 17 17 17          
Winter Reading Program 73 0 0          
Summer Library Reading Program 0 0 0          
    TOTAL 130 57 57          
                     
PROGRAMS (CONTINUED)                
Self-Directed Activities for adults included the Puzzle, Tues Euchre, Wed Knitters, Thurs Woodcarving and Cribbage (through 03/12). An Adult & Family Program was held on Saturday, March 14th called "Finding Your Roots: Intro to Ancestry" which included a tour of the Poynette Historical Society (13 participants).  Storytime, Elementary Book Club and the Action Lynks after school MS programs were all well attended through March 12th.  Katy Hanousek's Spring Break "Take & Make" kits were a huge hit with patrons (03/23 & 03/26 = 26 participants)!  All upcoming children & adult outreach programs have been suspended, including the Friends Annual Meeting.  The library building remains closed to the public, per Gov. Evers' Emergency Order #12 (Safer at Home), until further notice.  
                     
2020 Programs                
  Self-Directed Activities Other Adult & Family Programs Age 0-11 Age 12-18            
January 54 128 118 9            
February 87 27 259 31            
March 53 13 105 11            
April                    
May                    
June                    
July                    
August                    
September                    
October                    
November                    
December                    
TOTAL 194 168 482 51            
                     
POYNETTE POST (March, 2020):              
When it was determined that the Poynette Public Library had to close its doors to the public, Katy decided a good way to continue to reach out to patrons would be a daily post (Mon-Fri) on our website & Face Book page.  The posts were well received as noted by the number of people the posts reached.  
 
 
DATES: Number of People Reached:              
3/19 + 3/20 385 + 191 = 576              
3/23 thru 3/27 348 + 226 + 151 + 138 + 387 = 1,250              
3/30 + 3/31 174 + 112 = 286              
CONTINUING EDUCATION/ MARCH MEETINGS          
Staff continued Bibliovation training as updates arose (through 03/23). Jodi Bailey met with Lynn Hanson & Martin Shanks, Village Admin., to complete the nominatation of the Poynette Historical Society for the Governor's Archival Achievement Award for our collaborative digitization project.  Jodi participated in Transparent Language webinars on 3/03 & 3/18; Jodi attended the Friends meeting on 3/03; Jodi met with our Cintas reps on 3/05 and our Rhyme rep on 3/09 re: maintenance and cleaning supplies cost analysis; Jodi collaborated with the Friends President on 3/9 to design their membership mailer in preparation for their Annual Meeting; Jodi met with the Strategic Plan Committee on 3/10; Jodi attended the Poynette Chamber of Commerce meeting on 03/11 & volunteered to be a member of the Chamber's Scholarship Committee; Jodi participated in a SCLS budget webinar on 3/12; Jodi met with Craig, SCLS IT Support, re: New Director Orientation on 3/13; Jodi hosted the "Finding Your Roots: Intro to Ancestry" program on 3/14; Jodi listened to a CCBC webinar on 03/18; Jodi participated in an All Director's web meeting on 3/19; Jodi listened to several webinars on 3/25 & 26 re: COVID-19 to learn how libraries can better respond to the needs of patrons in crisis; Jodi attended a Zoom meeting with Mark, SCLS Consulting Services, re: New Director Orientation on 03/26;  Jodi participated in two different SCLS web meetings for Directors on 3/31 re: Technology & ILS services.  Katy Hanousek listened to archived webinars on Transparent Language, met weekly with SCLS youth librarians via Zoom and continues to work from home, providing support to patrons by updating our website & FaceBook page regularly.  Katy continues planning for our Summer Reading Program & potential re-start of other programs.  
                     
BUDGET REPORT                  
Deposits                    
  Date Deposits Amount      
Village Library Account 3/18/2020 Fines/Fees: cash + check $137.15      
3/18/2020 Donation: Village of Arlington $1,240.00      
  3/18/2020 Donation: Anonymous Donor $432.75      
  3/18/2020 Donations: Friends (ER books, games, office $1,504.97      
    equipment and Summer Reading performer)        
         
Library Checking Account at Hometown Bank 3/12/2020 Ck# 1023 to Oregon Public Libr: DVD purchase ($14.96)      
3/18/2020 Donations deposit: cash $4.45      
3/18/2020 Deposit: PETTY CASH due to closure COVID-19 $231.99      
         Total  $3,536.35      
Expenses                    
Vouchers Amount Description      
 VISA $206.27 programs (Take & Make kits) & LP books/Cengage  
Amazon $715.91 books, programs, office, games (reimb. By Friends)  
Cintas $35.74 maintenance & cleaning supplies (statement not recd)  
Complete Office of Wisc. $208.75 Laminator (reimb. by Friends) + label scraper  
Piggly Wiggly (March 9) $15.84 programs  
Rhyme $148.04 copier  
SCLS $67.89 DYMO Label Writer (reimbursed by Friends)  
Verizon  $38.01 mobile hotspot   
Zoozort Live Animal Program *PENDING    $0.00 Summer Reading Performer ($400 reimbursed by Friends)  
Shining Brite $225.00 March  
CenturyLink $147.32 Phone & fax - March  
Alliant Energy  $529.00 Electric & gas - March  
Salaries for 03/05 & 03/19 $8,724.21    
   Total  $11,061.98