Director's Report, June 8, 2021

LIBRARY DIRECTOR'S REPORT  
Tuesday, June 8, 2021  
                   
LIBRARY NEWS                
The Friends of the Poynette Library sponsored a huge Book Sale on Sat., May 15th.  The proceeds were used for additional flowers in the "Poynette Naturally" outdoor area pots.  The Friends also purchased a pergola to enhance the area behind the library for community use.  The Strategic Plan Committee met on Wed., May 26 for the first of two in-person public meetings to discuss survey data & learn how we can better serve our community.  Jodi Bailey conducted a staff meeting on May 27th.  Staff learned details about the new LinkCat app, thanks to training provided by Kelly Anderson.  There were 5 Curbside pick-up appointments scheduled by patrons from May 3-28.  The library was closed in honor of Memorial Day on May 31st.
     
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          
  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 3,254        
                   
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            
  July 435 298            
  August 376 307            
  September 393 331            
  October 428 377            
  November 428 372            
  December 438 440            
  TOTAL 4,770 3,959 2,185          
                   
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            
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 15,655          
Change in YTD Checkouts: -41.56% 42.64%          
                   
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    
  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 2,835          
                   
                   
2021 PROGRAMS                
Storytime on the Go and the Story Windows programs continued in May.  Katy Hanousek provided support to patrons by frequently updating and monitoring the library's website and FaceBook page.  Katy created 30 "Floral Take & Make" kits for participants who pre-registered.  Thanks to The Green Stem for assisting us with the purchase of earth star plants for the kits.  Katy & Jodi collaborated with Officer Spurbeck of the Poynette Police Dept. to schedule an Internet Safety Program for students that will be hosted at the library later this summer.  Katy created & displayed the Summer Reading Program baskets & instructed staff on Beanstack registration & use.
                   
                   
2021 Programs (Continued)              
Date Event Target Audience Format On-Going Number of Participants        
May, 2021 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Children (Ages 0-11) Self-Directed 41          
May, 2021 Baby Board Book Program Children (Ages 0-11) Self-Directed 0          
May, 2021 Teen Book Reviewer Program Young Adult (12-18) Self-Directed 13          
May, 2021 Story Windows All Ages Self-Directed (No data)          
May, 2021 StoryTime On-the-Go All Ages Self-Directed   8        
May, 2021 Daycare Outreach: Themed Book Bundles Children (Ages 0-11) Self-Directed   0        
May 5-7, 2021 Floral Take and Make Kits All Ages Self-Directed   30        
May 26, 2021 Strategic Plan Community Event Adults Self-Directed   10        
                   
TOTAL 8     54 48        
                   
                   
CONTINUING EDUCATION/ MAY MEETINGS        
Jodi met with the Friends of Poynette Library & attended a virtual SCLS Audio Book Circuit meeting (5/4).  Jodi virtually participated in an ALA grant webinar (5/5) and hosted the Chamber of Commerce meeting in our new outdoor area (5/12).  Jodi collaborated with the Friends of the Poynette Library Secretary to purchase pots, soil & plants for the outdoor area (5/14).  Jodi volunteered at the Friends Book Sale (5/15), attended a Strategic Plan Committee meeting & a Chamber of Commerce event (5/18).  Jodi participated in a virtual webinar on weeding the collection (5/19), an SCLS All-Director Zoom meeting (5/20) & a Columbia Co. Director Zoom meeting (5/21).  Jodi attended the Poynette Village Board meeting (5/24), a Strategic Plan survey results public meeting and a DPI broadband webinar (5/26).  Jodi conducted a staff meeting where Kelly Anderson trained us on the new LinkCat app (5/27). Katy attended "Product Update: Beanstack's New Features" (5/27).  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 (to be spent by 2025)    
                   
                   
                   
Deposits                  
  Date Deposits Amount    
Village Library Account 5/7/2021 Fines & Fees  (check - copies) $18.00    
5/7/2021 Fines & Fees  (cash) $54.75    
  5/7/2021 Donation (K. Nelson Memorial) $500.00    
  5/7/2021 Friends of Poy Library donation (SRP performer/prizes) $600.00    
  5/7/2021 ALA: LTC Small & Rural Library Grant $3,000.00    
  5/20/2021 Fines & Fees  (cash) $52.80    
  5/20/2021 Fines & Fees  (check - lost library book) $5.00    
  5/20/2021 Fines & Fees (SCLS 1st Qtr E-Commerce) $14.86    
           
       
Deposits (Continued)              
Library Checking Account at Hometown Bank 5/7/2021 Misc. Cash Donations (Undesignated) $4.25    
5/20/2021   $4.65    
         
         Total  $4,254.31    
                   
Expenses                  
Vouchers Amount Description    
Amazon $3,016.64 Books; Book Donations (Kemp/Nelson); Programs; Office Supplies: Friends donation purchase (pergola)  
Complete Office $806.00 Chairs & bench for outdoor area (ALA Funds)  
High Country Electric $831.94 Installation of LED bulbs; add CAT6 port (self-check)  
Pestec $35.00 Pest control for May  
Piggly Wiggly $5.98 Water bottles for Strategic Plan public meetings (ALA)  
Rhyme $132.48 Copier  
South Central Library System $238.00 Group Public Performance Movie Lic. (6/1/21 - 11/30/22)  
Verizon $10.02 Mobile Hotspot (05/24 - 06/23/21)  
VISA $487.83 Books; Programs; ALA grant funds; staff training; Prime  
       
       
Shining Bright $225.00   May  
CenturyLink $151.00   Phone & fax - May  
Alliant Energy  $261.33   Electric & gas - May  
Salaries $7,942.78   Paid on 05/06 & 05/20  
   Total  $14,144.00