Director's Report, August 10, 2021

LIBRARY DIRECTOR'S REPORT  
Tuesday, August 10, 2021  
                   
LIBRARY NEWS                
The Library was closed on July 5th in accordance with the Village 4th of July holiday observa-tion.  The Strategic Plan Committee met on July 6th for a recap of the public meeting/survey data & to determine how we can better serve our community.  The Library hosted the School District's Individual Reading Program beginning July 12th with 29 students and 2 wonderful teachers participating.  On July 26, 2021, the Poynette Village Board voted to repeal the Library’s impact fee by amending Ordinance 2021-592.  There were only 2 curbside pick-up appointments scheduled between July 1-31.  On the five Saturdays in July, library staff served approximately 100 total patrons.
     
LIBRARY SERVICES                
Wi-Fi Report 2020: Meraki Wireless Device Usage (Hub 1+2+3)    
         
  2018 2019 2020 2021          
January 1,391 1,217 765 562          
February 1,294 1,736 757 594          
March 1,320 1,916 703 704          
April 1,106 1,765 253 662          
May 1,259 1,622 301 732          
June 1,502 1,240 383 775          
July 1,168 1,703 481 826          
August 1,450 1,469 474            
September 1,075 2,379 531            
October 1,351 1,647 549            
November 1,199 1071 582            
December 1,638 739 663            
TOTAL 15,753 18,504 6,442 4,855          
                   
Computer Usage Report: # of "Unique Client" Logins    
  2019 2020 2021            
January  265 409 398            
February 340 412 407            
March 425 396 463            
April 373 171 441            
May 403 202 476            
June 466 244 493            
July 435 298 511            
August 376 307              
September 393 331              
October 428 377              
November 428 372              
December 438 440              
TOTAL 4,770 3,959 3,189            
                   
LIBRARY SERVICES (CONTINUED)            
                   
Circulation Checkouts: # Items            
                   
  2019 2020 2021            
January 3,712 4,067 2,770            
February 4,832 3,491 3,510            
March 4,559 2,384 3,559            
April 4,354 363 3,267            
May 4,148 618 2,549            
June 4,571 1,612 3,426            
July 5,136 3,024 3,368            
August 4,039 2,875              
September 3,728 2,898              
October 3,976 2,881              
November 3,575 2,636              
December 3,367 2,368              
TOTAL 49,997 29,217 22,449            
Change in YTD Checkouts: -41.56% 44.38%            
                   
Overdrive Circulation                
Electronic Checkouts: ebooks, e-audio, e-video        
  2019 2020 2021            
January 519 551 715            
February 465 490 707            
March 485 559 786      
April 456 694 627    
May 399 749 664    
June 508 667 752    
July 506 641      
August 470 677              
September 497 631              
October 511 671              
November 506 678              
December 443 608              
TOTAL 5,765 7,616 4,251            
                   
                   
                   
2021 PROGRAMS                
Summer Storytime concluded on July 19th, with a total of 45 attendees during the month of July. Local quilter, Kim Lapacek, gave a virtual presentation on quilting to 6 people. Katy Hanousek provided support to patrons by frequently updating and monitoring the library's website and Facebook page. The Summer Reading Program wrapped up with 306 registered participants, almost double last year's participation. 
                   
                   
                   
                   
2021 Programs (Continued)              
Date Event Target Audience Format On-Going Number of Participants        
July, 2021 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Children (Ages 0-11) Self-Directed 46          
July, 2021 Baby Board Book Program Children (Ages 0-11) Self-Directed 0          
July, 2021 Teen Book Reviewer Program Young Adult (12-18) Self-Directed 8          
July, 2021 Puzzle All Ages Self-Directed 2          
July, 2021 Bridge Adults Self-Directed 4          
July, 2021 Euchre Adults Self-Directed 12          
July, 2021 Cribbage Adults Self-Directed 13          
June 1 - July 31, 2021 Summer Reading Program All Ages Self-Directed   306        
July 1, 2021 StoryTime Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   5        
July 12 - August 13, 2021 School District Individual Reading Program Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   31        
July 12, 2021 Wildlife Tails & Tales (Stokes) Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   49        
July 13, 2021 StoryTime Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   11        
July 13, 2021 Quilting with Kim Lapacek Adults Virtual Live   6        
July 15, 2021 StoryTime Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   5        
July 20, 2021 StoryTime Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   19        
July 20, 2021 Pioneer Place Outreach Adults In-Person Live   14        
July 22, 2021 StoryTime Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   5        
July 29, 2021 An Animal Chorus (Nat. Miss. River Museum) Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   27        
                   
TOTAL 18     85 478        
                   
CONTINUING EDUCATION/ JULY MEETINGS        
Jodi attended an SCLS Budget webinar (7/2), met with the Strategic Plan Committee (7/6), and Dane Co. Library Services (7/7) re: Bookmobile outreach services. Jodi attended a virtual webinar on the Wisc. Humanities Recovery Grant (7/8), Village Board meeting (7/12) & a Village meeting re: impact fees (7/13). Jodi met with Mrs. Heintz re: mural in outdoor area (7/13) & hosted the Chamber of Commerce meeting in the outdoor area (7/14). Jodi attended a virtual SCLS All-Director meeting (7/15) and a virtual CCLSB meeting (7/16). Jodi met with the Director at Pioneer Place (7/20) as we kicked off our Pioneer Place Outreach program that provides books to residents.  All staff continue to complete phishing/computer safety training modules required by SCLS.  Katy Hanousek attended a graphic novel collection webinar entitled “Reading Graphic: Part One” from Booklist Publications (7/8) and a Youth Services virtual meeting (7/13).
                   
BUDGET REPORT                
On July 26, 2021, the Poynette Village Board voted to repeal the Library’s impact fee by amending Ordinance 2021-592.    
                   
Deposits                  
  Date Deposits Amount    
Village Library Account 7/8/2021 Fines & Fees (cash) $45.95    
7/8/2021 Fines & Fees  (check) - damaged book $20.00    
  7/8/2021 Donation (check) $50.00    
           
  7/22/2021 Fines & Fees (cash) $44.50    
  7/22/2021 Zoller Memorial Donation (check) $100.00    
       
Deposits (Continued)              
Library Checking Account at Hometown Bank 7/8/2021 Misc. Cash Donations (Undesignated) $2.60    
7/22/2021   $3.45    
         
         Total  $266.50    
                   
Expenses                  
Vouchers Amount Description    
Amazon $1,023.06 Books; DVDs; Donations; Programs; Office & Maintenance Supplies  
Cengage Learning/Gale $101.05 Large print books  
Complete Office $142.06 Office supplies; maintenance supplies  
Penworthy $250.58 Children's books  
Piggly Wiggly $33.11 Programs: Summer Reading guessing jars/treats    
Rhyme $180.49 Copier  
Verizon $10.02 Mobile Hotspot (07/24 - 08/23/21)  
VISA $492.97 Book processing supplies; Jodi 4th Dir. Course  
       
Shining Bright $225.00   July  
CenturyLink $149.58   Phone & fax - July  
Alliant Energy  $401.82   Electric & gas - July  
Salaries $11,459.01   Paid on 07/ 01, 07/15 & 07/29  
   Total  $14,468.75