Director's Report, November 10, 2020

LIBRARY DIRECTOR'S REPORT  
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020  
                   
LIBRARY NEWS                
Jodi Bailey continued to work with the Village Administrator & the neighboring property owner to get the Library's outdoor area re-graded & paved.  Furniture for the outdoor area was purchased with funds to be reimbursed by the Village's "Routes to Recovery" grant.  Jodi is currently working with General Engineering on the American Library Assoc. (ALA) grant "Libraries Transforming Communities" in hopes to obtain some funding toward improvement of the Library's outdoor area.  We continued offering Curbside Service in October.  There were 26 Curbside pick-up appointments scheduled by patrons from 10/01 to 10/30.
     
LIBRARY SERVICES                
Wi-Fi Report 2020: Meraki Wireless Device Usage (Hub 1+2+3)    
         
    2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020    
  January 835 829 1,283 1,391 1,217 765    
  February 989 821 1,393 1,294 1,736 757    
  March 1,113 851 1,642 1,320 1,916 703    
  April 937 1,128 1,239 1,106 1,765 253    
  May 843 892 1,216 1,259 1,622 301    
  June 932 1,264 1,278 1,502 1,240 383    
  July 1,355 1,673 1,492 1,168 1,703 481    
  August 1,198 1,586 1,442 1,450 1,469 474    
  September 1,014 1,520 1,387 1,075 2,379 531    
  October 1,040 1,831 1,445 1,351 1,647 549    
  November 848 1,925 1,409 1,199 1071      
  December 949 1,427 1,186 1,638 739      
  TOTAL 12,053 15,747 16,412 15,753 18,504 5,197    
                   
Computer Usage Report: # of "Unique Client" Logins    
    2018 2019 2020          
  January  424 265 409          
  February 325 340 412          
  March 437 425 396          
  April 424 373 171          
  May 582 403 202          
  June 544 466 244          
  July 530 435 298          
  August 488 376 307          
  September 374 393 331          
  October 435 428 377          
  November 426 428            
  December 372 438            
  TOTAL 5,361 4,770 3,147          
                   
LIBRARY SERVICES (CONTINUED)            
                   
Circulation Checkouts: # Items            
                   
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020        
January 4,475 4,122 5,274 3,712 4,067        
February 4,727 4,609 5,204 4,832 3,491        
March 5,019 4,700 4,827 4,559 2,384 *Curbside  03-17 to 03-23  
April 4,475 4,014 4,729 4,354 363 *Closed 03-24 to 04-23  
May 4,400 4,513 4,501 4,148 618 *Curbside 04-24 to 05-30  
June 5,278 6,069 5,302 4,571 1,612 *Open 06-11; also Curbside  
July 4,847 6,073 5,177 5,136 3,024        
August 4,014 5,923 4,545 4,039 2,875        
September 4,304 4,240 3,963 3,728 2,898        
October 4,221 4,637 4,763 3,976 2,881        
November 4,444 4,547 4,180 3,575          
December 3,767 4,010 3,682 3,367          
TOTAL 53,971 57,457 56,147 49,997 24,213        
Change in YTD CKO    -4.44% 6.46% -41.62% -10.95% -39.34%        
                   
Overdrive Circulation                
  Electronic Checkouts: ebooks, e-audio, e-video      
    2018 2019 2020          
  January 408 519 551          
  February 452 465 490          
  March 414 485 559    
  April 384 456 694  
  May 435 399 749  
  June 450 508 667  
  July 436 506 641  
  August 509 470 677          
  September 372 497 631          
  October 379 511            
  November 334 506            
  December 392 443            
  TOTAL 4,965 5,765 5,659          
                   
Other Online Resources              
  Ebsco Badgerlink and Ancestry.com Usage      
    2018 2019 2020          
  Ebsco 14 83 53          
  Ancestry 1010 483 447 *Excludes remote access (March-Sept) = 60  
  TOTAL 1024 566 500          
                   
PROGRAMS:  2020 Literacy Programs            
                   
  Baby Board Book Program 1,000 Books Before Kinder-garten Program Teen Book Review Program Winter Reading Program Summer Library Reading Program Good Reads Book Discus-sion Group      
January 0 40 17 73 0        
February 0 40 17 0 0        
March 0 40 17 0 0        
April 0 44 17 0 0 4      
May 0 44 17 0 0 4      
June 0 44 13 0 113 4      
July 0 44 13 0 157 8      
August 0 44 13 0 0 8      
September 2 44 13 0 0 8      
October 1 40 11 0 0 8      
November                  
December                  
TOTAL 3 424 148 73 270 44      
                   
PROGRAMS (CONTINUED)              
Katy Hanousek created more great Fall programs: Trinkets & Treats for Halloween Week (Oct. 26-30) = 72 participants; Story Windows (beginning Oct. 26); & Community Scavenger Hunt (Nov. 2-22).  Katy also created a fun Halloween Guessing Jar with 33 patrons participating.  There were 17 participants in our Fall Photo Contest with several gift card prizes awarded!  Katy continued providing support to patrons by frequently updating and monitoring the library's website and FaceBook page.
                   
2020 Program Participants              
  Self-Directed Activities Other Adult & Family Programs Age 0-11 Age 12-18          
January 54 128 118 9          
February 87 27 259 31          
March 53 13 105 11    
April 75 0 1 4    
May 89 0 41 0    
June 113 89 2 0          
July 157 50 33 1          
August 0 0 5 2          
September 1 0 57 4          
October 33 89 36 2          
November                  
December                  
TOTAL 662 396 657 64          
                   
                   
CONTINUING EDUCATION/ OCTOBER MEETINGS        
Jodi attended the virtual "Association for Rural and Small Libraries Conference" (Oct 1-2).  She met with a contractor (Oct 5) to obtain a bid for work in the Children's Library (paid for by the Friends) and attended the Friends of the Library meeting (Oct 6).  Jodi attended the SCLS Rotating Audio Collection virtual meeting (Oct 6) and met with Martin Shanks, Village Administrator (Oct 8), to finalize the 2021 Library Budget.  She met with the neighboring property owner (Oct 9 & 22) to discuss improvement to the outdoor area.  Jodi attended virtual All-Director meetings Oct 8 & 20, the Poynette Village Board meetings Oct 12 & 26, and the Poynette Chamber of Commerce meeting (Oct 14).  Jodi conducted a quarterly Staff Meeting (Oct 21) and began DPI's five-week "New Director Bootcamp" (Oct. 22 & 29).  Katy attended four webinars in October: "Partnering with Parents for Early Childhood Success," "Beanstack's Fall & Winter Programs," "SCLS Youth Services Check-In," and "Christmas & Winter Program Planning."  Dave Kreklow has also attended several webinars and continuing education opportunities in 2020.
                   
BUDGET REPORT                
Deposits                  
  Date Deposits Amount    
Village Library Account 10/14/2020 Fines & Fees $92.60    
10/14/2020 Donation from Provision Kinetics, Inc. $500.00    
  10/14/2020 Donation from Library Friends  $54.88    
    (books purchased for Author visit in Spring)      
           
           
       
Library Checking Account at Hometown Bank 10/14/2020 Unspecified Donation $10.45    
         
         
         
         Total  $657.93    
                   
Expenses                  
Vouchers Amount Description    
Amazon $3,370.31   Books: Kemp/Thompson/Friends, Programs, Music, POLICE DEPT   
Complete Office of Wisc. $2,043.16   Maintenance Supplies (reimbursed by Village's "Routes" grant)  
Midwest Tape $83.21   DVDs  
Piggly Wiggly $20.00   Prizes: 2 gift cards for the Fall Photo Contest Program  
Rhyme $145.79   Copier  
SCLS $115.97   Coordinated order - office supplies  
SCLS $1,108.67   Self-check machine (reimbursed by Village's "Routes" grant)  
VISA $467.84   Staff Training, Postage, Programs, Self-Check Machine Sign*  
      (*To be reimbursed by Village's "Routes to Recovery" grant)  
       
Shining Bright $225.00   October  
CenturyLink $147.46   Phone & fax - October  
Alliant Energy  $576.66   Electric & gas - Sept. & Oct.  
Salaries paid on 10/08 & 10/22 $7,962.64    
   Total  $16,266.71