Director's Report, July 13, 2021

LIBRARY DIRECTOR'S REPORT  
Tuesday, July 13, 2021  
                   
LIBRARY NEWS                
The pergola purchased by the Friends of the Poynette Library was erected in the "Poynette Naturally" outdoor area (completed 6/4).  The Strategic Plan Committee met on Thurs., June 10 for the second in-person public meeting to discuss survey data & learn how we can better serve our community.  Jodi Bailey attended The Poynette Village Board meeting on 6/14 where they voted on Ordinance 2021-592 which affects future library impact fees.  There were only 4 curbside pick-up appointments scheduled from June 1-30.  Beginning Saturday, June 5th, the library is open from 9:30 to Noon.  There were a total of 61 patrons utilizing the library on the four Saturdays in June.
     
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          
  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 4,029        
                   
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            
  August 376 307            
  September 393 331            
  October 428 377            
  November 428 372            
  December 438 440            
  TOTAL 4,770 3,959 2,678          
                   
LIBRARY SERVICES (CONTINUED)              
                   
Circulation Checkouts: # Items            
                   
  2018 2019 2020 2021          
January 5,274 3,712 4,067 2,770          
February 5,204 4,832 3,491 3,510          
March 4,827 4,559 2,384 3,559          
April 4,729 4,354 363 3,267          
May 4,501 4,148 618 2,549          
June 5,302 4,571 1,612 3,426          
July 5,177 5,136 3,024            
August 4,545 4,039 2,875            
September 3,963 3,728 2,898            
October 4,763 3,976 2,881            
November 4,180 3,575 2,636            
December 3,682 3,367 2,368            
TOTAL 56,147 49,997 29,217 19,081          
Change in YTD Checkouts: -41.56% 46.56%          
                   
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    
  July 506 641    
  August 470 677            
  September 497 631            
  October 511 671            
  November 506 678            
  December 443 608            
  TOTAL 5,765 7,616 3,499          
                   
                   
                   
2021 PROGRAMS                
In-person Storytime began on Tuesday, June 8th and was a huge success with 21 attendees.  Katy Hanousek provided support to patrons by frequently updating and monitoring the library's website and FaceBook page.  We collaborated with other Columbia County libraries showing a live virtual presentation on "Canning & Preserving."  The Summer Reading Program began June 1st and we are thrilled to have almost 300 registered participants!
                   
                   
                   
2021 Programs (Continued)              
Date Event Target Audience Format On-Going Number of Participants        
June, 2021 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Children (Ages 0-11) Self-Directed 41          
June, 2021 Baby Board Book Program Children (Ages 0-11) Self-Directed 0          
June, 2021 Teen Book Reviewer Program Young Adult (12-18) Self-Directed 8          
June 1 - July 31, 2021 Summer Reading Program All Ages Self-Directed   280        
June 8, 2021 StoryTime Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   21        
June 10, 2021 StoryTime Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   10        
June 10, 2021 Strategic Plan Community Event Adults In-Person Live   10        
June 15, 2021 StoryTime Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   13        
June 17, 2021 StoryTime Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   3        
June 22, 2021 StoryTime Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   16        
June 29, 2021 StoryTime Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   16        
June 29, 2021 Canning & Preserving Adults Virtual Live   42        
                   
TOTAL 12     49 411        
                   
CONTINUING EDUCATION/ JUNE MEETINGS        
Jodi met with the Friends of Poynette Library and attended an Emergency Connectivity Fund virtual webinar (6/1).  Jodi met with the pergola contractor (6/3) and attended a virtual SCLS All-Director meeting (6/7).  Jodi attended an SCLS Delivery Committee virtual meeting and a Chamber of Commerce meeting (6/9).  Jodi facilitated a Strategic Plan survey results public meeting (6/10), met with the Pioneer Place Director (6/14) and attended two Poynette Village Board meetings (6/14 & 6/28).  Jodi attended another Emergency Connectivity Fund virtual webinar (6/30).  All staff continue to complete phishing / computer safety training modules required by SCLS.
                   
BUDGET REPORT                
Village of Poynette: Library’s Capital Expenditure Fund balance = $4,288 (spend by 2025).  The Library Board is examining infrastructure inefficiencies & is considering adding solar panels to the roof of the library building.  Further discussion with the Village of Poynette is pending, due to the Village Administrator vacancy.    
                   
                   
Deposits                  
  Date Deposits Amount    
Village Library Account 6/7/2021 Fines & Fees (cash) $32.35    
6/7/2021 Fines & Fees  (check - copies) $7.50    
  6/7/2021 Donation (Friends - pergola) $2,154.42    
           
  6/28/2021 SCLS (Youth Literacy / SRP) $450.00    
  6/28/2021 Fines & Fees (cash) $97.90    
           
       
Deposits (Continued)              
Library Checking Account at Hometown Bank 6/7/2021 Misc. Cash Donations (Undesignated) $5.60    
6/28/2021   $13.85    
         
         Total  $2,761.62    
                   
Expenses                  
Vouchers Amount Description    
Amazon $823.59 Books; Book Donations (Kemp); Programs  
Columbus Public Library $16.50 The Virtual Project (Col. County collaborative programs)  
Complete Office $213.30 Office supplies; programs; maintenance supplies  
Midwest Tape $22.49 DVD  
Nat. Mississippi River Museum $325.80 Program performer (Summer Reading Program)  
Rhyme $162.64 Copier  
SCLS $83.12 Coordinated Order (Audiobook cases)  
Smith Construction $445.36 Pergola construction (ALA funds)  
David W. Stokes $350.00 Program performer (SRP donation by Friends)    
Verizon $10.02 Mobile Hotspot (06/24 - 07/23/21)  
VISA $750.18 Books; Programs; ALA grant funds; Canva Subscription  
       
Shining Bright $225.00   June  
CenturyLink $150.41   Phone & fax - June  
Alliant Energy  $400.25   Electric & gas - June  
Salaries $8,041.03   Paid on 06/03 & 06/17  
   Total  $12,019.69