Director's Report, December 11, 2018

LIBRARY DIRECTOR'S REPORT
11-Dec-18
                 
LIRARY NEWS              
The Poynette Press ran an article written by Lindsey Ganz about the Friends of the Library and their current fundraisers. The Silent auction ended on December 8 and the Friends will hold their bake sale on Thursday, December 13 and Friday, December 14. Lindsey Ganz applied for the ASRT National Library Partnership grant to purchase books on medical imaging and radiation therapy on the recommendation of Amy Heath. The new copier was installed at the Poynette Area Public Library on December 6 and we are excited to offer better scanning services to our patrons.   
   
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 1,106      
  May 843 892 1,216 1,259      
  June 932 1,264 1,278 1,502      
  July 1,355 1,673 1,492 1,168      
  August 1,198 1,586 1,442 1,450      
  September 1,014 1,520 1,387 1,075      
  October 1,040 1,831 1,445 1,351      
  November 848 1,925 1,409 1,199      
  December 949 1,427 1,186        
  TOTAL 12,053 15,747 16,412 14,115      
                 
Computer Use              
  Usage Report: # of Logins          
    2018            
  January  424            
  February 325            
  March 437            
  April 424            
  May 582            
  June 544            
  July 530            
  August 488            
  September 374            
  October 435            
  November 426            
  December              
  TOTAL 4,989            
                 
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 4,729    
  May 4,670 4,266 4,400 4,513 4,501    
  June 5,263 5,592 5,278 6,069 5,302    
  July 6,676 6,027 4,847 6,073 5,177    
  August 5,295 4,906 4,014 5,923 4,545    
  September 5,346 4,481 4,304 4,240 3,963    
  October 5,105 4,826 4,221 4,637 4,763    
  November 4,225 3,786 4,444 4,547 4,180    
  December 4,204 4,045 3,767 4,010      
  TOTAL 61,775 56,478 53,971 57,457 52,465    
Percent Change in YTD CKO -7.58% -8.57% -4.44% 6.46% -1.84%    
                 
Overdrive Circulation            
  Electronic Checkouts: ebooks, e-audio, e-video    
    2018            
  January 408            
  February 452            
  March 415            
  April 384            
  May 424            
  June 450            
  July 436            
  August 509            
  September 372            
  October 328            
  November 334            
  December              
  TOTAL 4512            
                 
                 
PROGRAMS                
  Literacy Offerings     2018 Participants    
  Baby Board Book Program 14    
  1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program 54    
  Teen Book Review Program 13    
  Winter Reading Program 50    
  Pioneer Place Winter Reading Program 16    
  Summer Library Reading Program 308    
        TOTAL 455    
                 
PROGRAMS (CONTINUED)            
The 4K Parents Night at the Library was well attended with 62 participants. Information about the library, early literacy and resources were shared. High School volunteers assisted children with a craft. A DIY Gift Bag Stamping drop in session was offered in early December.  Upcoming Events:   12/21 Santa and Mrs. Claus at the library from 1:30 to 3:30; 12/27 Family Read & Movie - The Boxtrolls.
                 
2018 Adult Programs            
  Book Discussion 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   12 24 9 2 25 7  
May 11 18 20 9 8 23 4 9
June   10 12 6 8 13 16  
July   10 24 2 11 19 11  
August   19 15 4 27 19 10 1
September 2 10 22 9 8 16 9 1
October   20 28 8 38 23 16 39
November   12 14 5 16 19 8  
December                
TOTAL 13 152 232 83 176 222 159 119
                 
2018 Children, Teen, & Family Programs          
  Story 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 235 49 63 3   35    
May 126 15 27 4 15 33    
June 244     2 233 21 5 68
July 194     1 144 36   27
August       5 32 17 13  
September 102 50 14 10 30      
October 223 30 37 2   91    
November 265 50 30 2        
December              
TOTAL 1,902 327 288 68 683 320 49 95
                 
   
               
               
                 
CONTINUING EDUCATION/ MEETINGS        
Lindsey Ganz attended the chamber meeting in November. They discussed the possibility of increasing scholarship amounts and how to recruit more chamber members. Lindsey attended the All Directors meeting held in Sun Prairie on November 15 and also attended the continuing education activity in the afternoon to learn about digitization. Lindsey reached out to the Historical Society about potentially partnering on a project. Martin Shanks, Village Administrator met with Lindsey for a one-on-one meeting and discussed records retention and the Village Electronic & Information Systems Policy
                 
BUDGET REPORT              
                 
Deposits                
  Date Deposits Amount  
Village Library Account 11/14/2018 Town of Lowville Contribution $2,500.00  
11/16/2018 fines & fees: cash $40.00  
  11/16/2018 fines & fees: checks $21.40  
  11/30/2018 fines & fees: cash $202.90  
  11/30/2018 fines & fees: checks $10.90  
         
         
         
Library Account 11/16/2018 Donations Deposit $25.00  
         
         
         Total  $2,800.20  
                 
Expenses                
                 
Vouchers Amount Description  
 VISA $120.24 programs, post office, office expense
Amazon $548.25 books, DVDs, office, programs, audiobooks, 
CINTAS $97.98 maintenance supplies
Piggly Wiggly $74.68 programs
Verizon  $38.01 mobile hotspot (memorial donation)
US Postal Service $72.00 PO BOX
     
     
     
     
     
     
Shining Brite $281.25 cleaning
CenturyLink $145.07 phone & Fax
Alliant Energy  $513.04 electric & Gas
Salaries 11/8 & 11/22 $7,839.96  
     
   Total  $9,730.48