Director's Report, May 11, 2021

LIBRARY DIRECTOR'S REPORT  
Tuesday, May 11, 2021  
                   
LIBRARY NEWS                
Poynette Library received a $3,000 grant from American Library Association (ALA) in May.  Jodi Bailey wrote an article which was published in the Poynette Press and began taking the e-course required by grant guidelines.  Jodi met with the Friends of the Poynette Library, making plans to enhance the outdoor area behind the library, utilizing the grant & other funds.  The Strategic Plan Committee met and selected Wed., May 26 & Thrs., June 10 for their community in-person meetings to discuss the survey data.  They will continue to collect survey data through May 15.  There were 14 Curbside pick-up appointments scheduled by patrons from April 1-30.
     
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          
  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 2,522        
                   
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            
  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 1,709          
                   
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            
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 13,106          
Change in YTD Checkouts: -41.56% 26.52%          
                   
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    
  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 2,208          
                   
2021 PROGRAMS                
Storytime on the Go and the Story Windows programs continued in April.  Katy Hanousek provided support to patrons by frequently updating and monitoring the library's website and FaceBook page.  We celebrated National Library Week April 5-9, which included a coloring contest, guessing contest, FaceBook mystery contest, cookie giveaway and an on-line video compilation of the library's recent updates.  On April 22nd, we participated in a virtual program in collaboration with other Columbia County Libraries called "Spirits of Earth" which taught participants about effigy mounds in Wisconsin.  Katy provided St. Peter's daycare with three "Book Bundles" (bugs/bees; flowers; Mother's Day) throughout the month of April.
                   
                   
                   
                   
2021 Programs (Continued)              
Date Event Target Audience Format On-Going Number of Participants        
Feb. 22 - Apr. 16 BINGO All Ages Self-Directed   11        
April, 2021 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Children (Ages 0-11) Self-Directed 41          
April, 2021 Baby Board Book Program Children (Ages 0-11) Self-Directed 0          
April, 2021 Teen Book Reviewer Program Young Adult (12-18) Self-Directed 13          
April, 2021 Story Windows All Ages Self-Directed (No data)          
April, 2021 StoryTime On-the-Go All Ages Self-Directed   9        
April, 2021 Daycare Outreach: Themed Book Bundles Children (Ages 0-11) Self-Directed   3        
April 5-9, 2021 Coloring Contest for Nat. Library Week Children (Ages 0-11) Self-Directed   33        
April 5-9, 2021 Guessing Contest for Nat. Library Week All Ages Self-Directed   36        
April 5-9, 2021 Video Compilation for Nat. Library Week All Ages Self-Directed   87        
April 6, 2021 Cookie Giveaway for Nat. Library Week All Ages Self-Directed   100        
April 8, 2021 FB Mystery Contest for Nat. Library Week (Led by Katy) Adults Live Virtual   12        
April 22, 2021 Spirits of Earth: Effigy Mounds in Wisc. (Col. Co.) All Ages Live Virtual   80        
                   
TOTAL 10     54 371        
                   
                   
CONTINUING EDUCATION/ APRIL MEETINGS        
Dave Kreklow attended a virtual SCLS Circulation Services User Group meeting (4/1).  Jodi met with the Friends of the Library and the Chamber Scholarship Committee (4/6).  Jodi attended a virtual SCLS Delivery Committee meeting (4/8), a Village Management team meeting (4/13), a Chamber of Commerce meeting (4/14), and a one-on-one monthly meeting with Martin Shanks, Village Administrator (4/15).  Jodi attended a virtual Columbia Co. All-Director meeting (4/16) and virtual ALA grant orientations (4/21 & 4/27).  Jodi attended the Poynette Village Board meeting (4/26), a Strategic Plan Committee meeting (4/27), and an SCLS webinar "Library Social Workers" (4/28).  Jodi met with a contractor re: bids for the outdoor area (4/29) and began completing the modules for the e-course required by the ALA grant.  Katy attended 3 webinars: "From Plexiglass to Physical Distancing: Library Spaces in 2021" (4/15); SCLS "Virtual Job Fair" (4/21); and DPI's "Showcase of Successful Projects that Extend Broadband" (4/29).  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 4/14/2020 Fines & Fees  (cash) $77.05    
4/14/2021 Fines & Fees (check for lost book) $13.00    
  4/14/2021 Donation (Joan Melba Roth memorial) $100.00    
  4/28/2021 Friends of Poynette Library donation (DVD series) $91.94    
  4/28/2021 Fines & Fees  $45.65    
           
       
Deposits (Continued)                
                   
Library Checking Account at Hometown Bank 4/14/2021 Misc. Cash Donations (Undesignated) $15.10    
4/28/2021   $2.60    
         
         Total  $345.34    
                   
Expenses                  
Vouchers Amount Description    
Amazon $1,439.91   Books; Donations (Kemp/Friends/Nelson); Programs  
APG (Adams Publishing Group) $757.50   Strategic Plan Survey printing/distrib./newspaper ads  
Midwest Tape $68.98   Audio Book; DVD Series (Friends Donation)  
Poynette Press $65.00   Subscription Renewal 06/2021 - 06/2022  
Rhyme $182.82   Copier  
Verizon $10.02   Mobile Hotspot (04/24 - 05/23/21)  
VISA $526.46   Books; Maintenance & Office Supplies; Programs  
WiLS $54.25   Transparent Language Renewal 2/1/2021 - 01/31/2022  
       
Shining Bright $225.00   April  
CenturyLink $147.55   Phone & fax - April  
Alliant Energy  $295.39   Electric & gas - April  
Salaries $7,606.32   Paid on 04/08 & 04/22  
   Total  $11,379.20