Director's Report, December 14, 2021

LIBRARY DIRECTOR'S REPORT  
Tuesday, December 14, 2021  
                   
LIBRARY NEWS                
Poynette Library accepted food donations for the PAD Food Pantry during the month of November.  The library is accepting donations for the Poynette Police Department's Shop-with-a-Cop program. The Friends of Poynette Library Silent Auction fundraiser consisted of 99 amazing baskets and ran from Nov. 15 to Dec. 4. The library was closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 25-26. Deb from SCLS assisted Jodi Bailey in hanging 15 lovely, donated, framed wildlife photos near the library's computers. The library has a new selection of magazine titles for patrons to enjoy.      
                   
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 1,469 474 724          
September 1,075 2,379 531 803          
October 1,351 1,647 549 969          
November 1,199 1071 582 845          
December 1,638 739 663            
TOTAL 15,753 18,504 6,442 8,196          
                   
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 376 307 430            
September 393 331 493            
October 428 377 553            
November 428 372 473            
December 438 440              
TOTAL 4,770 3,959 5,138            
                   
                   
                   
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 3,382            
September 3,728 2,898 3,174            
October 3,976 2,881 3,510            
November 3,575 2,636 3,693            
December 3,367 2,368              
TOTAL 49,997 29,217 36,208            
Change in YTD Checkouts: -41.56% 36.46%            
                   
                   
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 506 641 734    
August 470 677 671            
September 497 631 755            
October 511 671 730            
November 506 678 875            
December 443 608              
TOTAL 5,765 7,616 8,016            
                   
2021 PROGRAMS                
Katy Hanousek facilitated a FaceBook Bingo contest with 1 lucky winner receiving a Piggly Wiggly gift card. Two volunteers from the Friends of the Poynette Library delivered books to support our Pioneer Place community outreach. Katy assisted patrons by frequently updating and monitoring the library's website and Facebook page. Kelly Anderson hosted Craft Night, our first Technology Q&A session, an Ancestry follow-up meeting and our first Writers Group. There was one curbside pick-up appointment in November.
                   
                   
                   
2021 Programs:              
Date Event Target Audience Format On-Going Number of Participants        
Nov., 2021 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Children (Ages 0-11) Self-Directed 48          
Nov., 2021 Baby Board Book Program Children (Ages 0-11) Self-Directed 0          
Nov., 2021 Teen Book Reviewers Young Adult (12-18) Self-Directed 15          
Nov., 2021 Puzzle All Ages Self-Directed 5          
Nov., 2021 Euchre Adults Self-Directed 20          
Nov., 2021 Cribbage Adults Self-Directed 2          
Nov., 2021 Wood Carvers Adults Self-Directed 11          
Nov. 2, 2021 StoryTime Outreach at Kid's First Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   19        
Nov. 2, 2021 StoryTime Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   10        
Nov. 4, 2021 StoryTime Outreach at St. Peter's Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   8        
Nov. 4, 2021 MS After School Activities Young Adult (12-18) In-Person Live   7        
Nov. 4, 2021 Craft Night Adults In-Person Live   17        
Nov. 8-16, 2021 FaceBook BINGO Adults Online Virtual   15        
Nov. 9, 2021 StoryTime Outreach at Kid's First Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   20        
Nov. 9, 2021 StoryTime Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   11        
Nov. 11, 2021 StoryTime Outreach at St. Peter's Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   7        
Nov. 11, 2021 MS After School Activities Young Adult (12-18) In-Person Live   5        
Nov. 11, 2021 Tech Q&A Adults In-Person Live   2        
Nov. 16, 2021 Pioneer Place Outreach Adults In-Person Live   15        
Nov. 16, 2021 StoryTime Outreach at Kid's First Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   22        
Nov. 16, 2021 StoryTime Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   12        
2021 Programs (Continued):                
Nov. 18, 2021 StoryTime Outreach at St. Peter's Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   7        
Nov. 18, 2021 Ancestry Genealogy Workshop Adults In-Person Live   2        
Nov. 18, 2021 MS After School Activities Young Adult (12-18) In-Person Live   7        
Nov. 18, 2021 Writers Group Adults In-Person Live   4        
Nov. 23, 2021 StoryTime Outreach at Kid's First Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   20        
Nov. 23, 2021 StoryTime Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   7        
Nov. 30, 2021 StoryTime Outreach at Kid's First Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   20        
Nov. 30, 2021 StoryTime Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   7        
TOTAL 29     101 244        
                   
                   
CONTINUING EDUCATION/ NOVEMBER MEETINGS        
Katy attended "Debut Authors, Debut Titles" virtual webinar (11/2) and a SCLS Youth Programming workshop at Olbrich Gardens (11/11). Kelly attended a U.S. Dept. of Labor Job Seekers virtual webinar (11/16).  Jodi and Kelly met on several occasions in Nov. to complete grant applications. Jodi attended the Village of Arlington Board meeting (11/8), Township meetings in Dekorra (11/9), Lowville (11/11), and Leeds (11/15). Jodi attended a "Farewell" luncheon for Chief Fisher (11/5), Village Management Team meetings (11/9 & 11/23), and the final Strategic Plan Committee meeting (11/17). Jodi attended a Columbia Co. Library System Board (CCLSB) meeting in Portage (11/19) and a Village of Poynette Board meeting (11/22).
                   
                   
BUDGET REPORT                
                   
Deposits                  
  Date Deposits Amount    
Village Library Account 11/12/2021 Fines & Fees (cash) $104.55    
         
       
Deposits (Continued)              
Library Checking Account at Hometown Bank 11/12/2021 Misc. Cash Donations (Undesignated) $38.20    
         
         
         Total  $142.75    
                   
                   
                   
Expenses                  
Vouchers Amount Description    
Amazon $455.66 Books; Kemp donation; audiobook, furniture  
Midwest Tape $141.93 DVDs  
Piggly Wiggly $77.99 Programs          
Poy Chamber of Commerce $100.00 Membership renewal for 2022  
Rhyme $166.72 Copier  
US Postal Service $84.00 PO Box rental for 2022  
Verizon $10.02 Mobile hotspot (11/24 - 12/23/21)  
VISA $42.00 Programs  
WiLS $39.09 ProQuest Ancestry Library Edition  
       
Shining Bright $225.00 November  
CenturyLink $155.05 Phone & fax - Nov.  
Alliant Energy  $405.37 Electric & gas - Nov.  
Salaries $9,433.00 Paid on 11/04 & 11/18/21  
   Total  $11,335.83