Director's Report, October 13, 2020

LIBRARY DIRECTOR'S REPORT  
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020  
                   
LIBRARY NEWS                
The Library's carpets were cleaned over Labor Day weekend.  Jodi Bailey continued to work with the Village Administrator & the Budget Committee on the Library's 2021 Budget.  The Library was awarded funds through the "DPI CARES Act" grant toward the purchase of a self-check machine.  The remaining cost will be covered under the Village's "Routes to Recovery" grant.  The self-check machine arrived on Oct 1 & we're awaiting SCLS setup assistance.  Katy & Jodi collaborated with Poynette Middle School ELA Staff to assist students with Overdrive check-out of free e-books.  Three generous memorial donations were received in September.  The Friends of the Library purchased some replacements & added new titles to our Early Reader collection.  We continued offering Curbside Service in September.  There were 26 Curbside pick-up appointments scheduled by patrons from 09/01 to 09/30. 
     
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      
  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 4,648    
                   
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            
  November 426 428            
  December 372 438            
  TOTAL 5,361 4,770 2,770          
                   
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          
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 21,332        
Change in YTD CKO    -4.44% 6.46% -43.49% -10.95% -41.21%        
                   
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            
  October 379 511            
  November 334 506            
  December 392 443            
  TOTAL 4,965 5,765 5,028          
                   
Other Online Resources              
  Ebsco Badgerlink and Ancestry.com Usage      
    2018 2019 2020          
  Ebsco 14 83 53          
  Ancestry 1010 483 447 *Excludes remote access (March-Aug)  
  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                  
November                  
December                  
TOTAL 2 384 137 73 270 36      
                   
PROGRAMS (CONTINUED)              
Katy Hanousek created several new programs for Fall: Storytime On-the-Go & Super Silly Sidewalk Sports (Sept); Fall Photo Contest (Oct); & Community Scavenger Hunt (Nov).  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                  
November                  
December                  
TOTAL 629 307 621 62          
                   
                   
CONTINUING EDUCATION/ SEPTEMBER MEETINGS        
Jodi met with the Friends of the Library (Sept 1), attended the Poynette Chamber of Commerce meeting (Sept 9), met with Board Trustee David Tessmer (Sept 9) & the neighboring property owner (Sept 11) to discuss improving the outdoor area behind the library building.  Jodi attended an All Directors virtual meeting (Sept 3) and a Columbia County Directors meeting (Sept 18).  Jodi & Katy attended a webinar titled "Tech Training for Non-Techies" and Katy also attended "Mind the Gap: How to Navigate Your Way Across the Digital Divide" (Sept 23).  On Sept 24, Katy participated in additional webinar trainings: "Productivity & Technology" and "Technology, Service & Constant Change."  Jodi attended the Poynette Village Board meeting (Sept 28), met with Martin Shanks, Village Administrator (Sept 10), and also the Budget Committee (Sept 30) to work on the 2021 Library Budget.  Jodi began taking her next WI Library Director Certification course through the iSchool at UW-Madison (Sept 21-Dec 13).  She also attended the virtual "Association for Rural and Small Libraries Conference" (Sept 28-Oct 2).
                   
BUDGET REPORT                
Deposits                  
  Date Deposits Amount    
Village Library Account 9/10/2020 Fines/Fees $79.60    
9/10/2020 Fines/Fees (SCLS 2nd Qtr eCommerce) $15.36    
  9/10/2020 Shirley M. Thompson Memorial Donation $500.00    
  9/24/2020 Fines/Fees $102.05    
  9/24/2020 Delores Zornow Memorial Donation $10.00    
  9/24/2020 Carol Schliesman Memorial Donation $30.00    
       
Library Checking Account at Hometown Bank 9/9/2020 SCLS Reimbursement for Dir Class (Bailey*) $382.50    
  *Bailey pd w/ personal credit card in error      
9/10/2020 Unspecified Donation $7.95    
9/24/2020 Unspecified Donation $1.70    
         Total  $1,129.16    
                   
Expenses                  
Vouchers Amount Description    
Amazon $2,874.10   Books/Kemp, Thompson & Friends donations, Village Purch.  
Carpet Raider $644.60   Annual Carpet Cleaning  
Complete Office of Wisc. $72.70   Maintenance Supplies  
Complete Office (EB Interiors) $3,727.00   Patron Seating (approved on Feb. 11)  
Penworthy $302.46   Books (partial Friends donation)  
Piggly Wiggly $71.76   Volunteer Appreciation Picnic  
Popular Subscription Service $980.41   Magazine Subscription Renewals (Friends donating $87.95)  
Rhyme $134.51   Copier  
SCLS $1,757.27   Replacement computer equipment (staff & patron)  
VISA $396.73   Cengage LP Books, Barnes & Noble, Conference Registration  
       
Shining Bright $281.25   September  
CenturyLink $147.49   Phone & fax - September  
Alliant Energy  $0.00   Electric & gas - Sept (bill paid after Oct 1; gas credit received)  
Salaries paid on 09/10 & 09/24 $7,890.73    
   Total  $19,281.01