Director's Report, March 9, 2021

LIBRARY DIRECTOR'S REPORT  
Tuesday, March 9, 2021  
                   
LIBRARY NEWS                
The Library was closed due to inclement weather on Feb. 4th.  Jodi Bailey completed DPI's 2020 Annual Report, the Library Board approved it at their February 9th meeting and it was submitted to SCLS for final review. Jodi also submitted the final ALA Grant proposal.  Library staff assisted 5th grade teachers and students with materials for their History Night projects.  We also noticed a significant increase in circulation in February.  There were 17 Curbside pick-up appointments scheduled by patrons from Feb. 1-26.
     
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          
  April 1,106 1,765 253          
  May 1,259 1,622 301          
  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 1,156        
                   
Computer Usage Report: # of "Unique Client" Logins    
    2019 2020 2021          
  January  265 409 398          
  February 340 412 407          
  March 425 396            
  April 373 171            
  May 403 202            
  June 466 244            
  July 435 298            
  August 376 307            
  September 393 331            
  October 428 377            
  November 428 372            
  December 438 440            
  TOTAL 4,770 3,959 805          
                   
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            
April 4,729 4,354 363            
May 4,501 4,148 618            
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 6,280          
Change in YTD Checkouts: -41.56% -17.94%          
                   
Overdrive Circulation                
  Electronic Checkouts: ebooks, e-audio, e-video      
    2019 2020 2021          
  January 519 551 715          
  February 465 490            
  March 485 559      
  April 456 694    
  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            
                   
                   
2021 PROGRAMS                
Storytime on the Go and the Story Windows programs continued in February.  Katy Hanousek provided support to patrons by frequently updating and monitoring the library's website and FaceBook page.  Katy created Valentine Take & Make Bags and 72 children enjoyed the fun crafts and treats.  On Feb. 18, we participated in a Columbia Co. collaborative virtual program on Mary Todd Lincoln in honor of President's Day.  BINGO began on Feb. 22 and 11 patrons participated.  The first lucky participant to get a BINGO wins $25 in books/games of their choice.
                   
                   
                   
2021 Programs (Continued)              
Date Event Target Audience Format On-Going Number of Participants        
Feb., 2021 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Children (Ages 0-11) Self-Directed 41          
Feb., 2021 Baby Board Book Program Children (Ages 0-11) Self-Directed 0          
Feb., 2021 Teen Book Reviewer Program Young Adult (12-18) Self-Directed 13          
Feb., 2021 Story Windows All Ages Self-Directed (No data)          
Feb., 2021 StoryTime On-the-Go All Ages Self-Directed   4        
Feb 8-12, 2021 Valentine Take & Make Bags All Ages Self-Directed   72        
Feb. 18, 2021 Mary Todd Lincoln Virtual (not pre-recorded) All Ages Self-Directed   26        
Began Feb. 22 BINGO All Ages Self-Directed   11        
                   
TOTAL 8       113        
                   
                   
CONTINUING EDUCATION/ FEBRUARY MEETINGS        
Jodi attended a virtual SCLS All Director meeting and met with the Friends of the Library (Feb. 2).  Jodi attended a virtual Annual Report meeting (Feb. 5), the Poynette Chamber of Commerce meeting (Feb. 10), met with Martin Shanks, Village Administrator, and attended the SCLS Delivery Committee virtual meeting (Feb. 11).  All staff continue to complete phishing / computer safety training modules required by SCLS.  Jodi attended the Strategic Plan Committee meeting (Feb. 15) and a Columbia County Director virtual meeting (Feb. 19).  Jodi attended the Poynette Village Board meeting (Feb. 22) and an ALA grant review meeting (Feb. 24).  We continued training with our new part-time employee in February.  Katy attended webinars on "Beanstack Administrative Essentials" and "Beanstack Summer Points Model" (Feb. 25). 
                   
                   
BUDGET REPORT                
Deposits                  
  Date Deposits Amount    
Village Library Account 2/10/2021 Fines & Fees  $25.45    
2/10/2021 Dane Co. (Adj. County Payment) $763.00    
  2/10/2021 Lake Wisc. Lions Donation $100.00    
  2/17/2021 Fines & Fees  $35.15    
  2/17/2021 Dodge Co. (Adj. County Payment) $3.00    
  2/17/2021 Columbia Co. Library Service Fund $61,971.00    
  2/24/2021 Fines & Fees  $72.95    
  2/24/2021 Sauk Co. (Adj. County Pymt) $50.15    
  2/24/2021 Town of Arlington Donation $500.00    
  2/24/2021 Donation for Book Purchase (M. & D. Johnson) $200.00    
       
Deposits (Continued)                
                   
Library Checking Account at Hometown Bank 2/10/2021 Misc. Cash Donations (Undesignated) $11.80    
2/17/2021   $4.25    
2/24/2021   $11.20    
         Total  $63,747.95    
                   
                   
Expenses                  
Vouchers Amount Description    
Amazon $1,188.32   Books / Donations / Music / DVD / Programs  
Complete Office $67.20   Office Supplies  
Kilbourn Public Library (Wisc Dells) $335.00   2021 Large Print Book Rotation  
Midwest Tape $100.44   DVDs  
Piggly Wiggly $29.03   Programs  
Portage Daily Register $385.99   52 Week Subscription Renewal; 6 days/week  
Rhyme $132.61   Copier  
SCLS $45.95   Bulk Barcode Label Order  
Verizon $17.05   Mobile Hotspot (02/01 - 03/23/21)  
VISA $111.10   Programs; Large Print Books  
       
Shining Bright $225.00   February  
CenturyLink $146.82   Phone & fax - February  
Alliant Energy  $656.31   Electric & gas - February  
Salaries $7,622.89   Paid on 02/11 & 02/25/2021  
   Total  $11,063.71