Director's Report, October 19, 2021

LIBRARY DIRECTOR'S REPORT      
Tuesday, October 19, 2021      
                       
LIBRARY NEWS                    
The library was closed Sat., Sept. 4th to have the carpets professionally cleaned and Mon., Sept. 6th in honor of Labor Day.  Curbside pick-up appointments increased to 3 in September.  Staff was excited to kick-off our fun lineup of Fall programming, beginning with our Plant Swap!  Kelly Anderson and Jodi Bailey have been working on applications for three upcoming grant opportunities.    
         
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 1,240 383 775              
July 1,168 1,703 481 826              
August 1,450 1,469 474 724              
September 1,075 2,379 531 803              
October 1,351 1,647 549                
November 1,199 1071 582                
December 1,638 739 663                
TOTAL 15,753 18,504 6,442 6,382              
                       
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 466 244 493                
July 435 298 511                
August 376 307 430                
September 393 331 493                
October 428 377                  
November 428 372                  
December 438 440                  
TOTAL 4,770 3,959 4,112                
                       
Circulation Checkouts: # Items                
  2019 2020 2021                
January 3,712 4,067 2,770                
February 4,832 3,491 3,510                
March 4,559 2,384 3,559                
April 4,354 363 3,267                
LIBRARY SERVICES (CONTINUED)                
May 4,148 618 2,549                
June 4,571 1,612 3,426                
July 5,136 3,024 3,368                
August 4,039 2,875 3,382                
September 3,728 2,898 3,174                
October 3,976 2,881                  
November 3,575 2,636                  
December 3,367 2,368                  
TOTAL 49,997 29,217 29,005                
Change in YTD Checkouts: -41.56% 37.24%                
                       
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 399 749 664        
June 508 667 752        
July 506 641 734        
August 470 677 671                
September 497 631                  
October 511 671                  
November 506 678                  
December 443 608                  
TOTAL 5,765 7,616 5,656                
                       
2021 PROGRAMS                    
We enjoyed lots of participation and positive feedback about our Plant Swap (all of the plants were adopted & went to caring homes). Two volunteers from the Friends of the Poynette Library delivered books to support our Pioneer Place community outreach. Katy Hanousek assisted patrons by frequently updating and monitoring the library's website and Facebook page. Katy and Kelly have been meeting with program presenters and finalizing preparations for all of our wonderful Fall program opportunities!    
                       
                       
2021 Programs:                  
Date Event Target Audience Format On-Going Number of Participants            
Sept., 2021 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Children (Ages 0-11) Self-Directed 47              
Sept., 2021 Baby Board Book Program Children (Ages 0-11) Self-Directed 0              
2021 Programs (Continued):      
Sept., 2021 Teen Book Reviewers Young Adult (12-18) Self-Directed 15              
Sept., 2021 Puzzle All Ages Self-Directed 21              
Sept., 2021 Euchre Adults Self-Directed 16              
Sept., 2021 Cribbage Adults Self-Directed 4              
Sept. 7, 2021 Traditional Chinese Medicine Adults In-Person Live   7            
Sept. 14, 2021 StoryTime Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   10            
Sept. 16, 2021 MS After School Activities Young Adult (12-18) In-Person Live   12            
Sept. 20 - 30, 2021 Plant Swap All Ages Self-Directed   No data collected            
Sept. 21, 2021 StoryTime Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   4            
Sept. 21, 2021 Pioneer Place Outreach Adults In-Person Live   17            
Sept. 23, 2021 MS After School Activities Young Adult (12-18) In-Person Live   10            
Sept. 28, 2021 StoryTime Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   13            
Sept. 28, 2021 StoryTime Outreach at Kid's First Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   10            
Sept. 30, 2021 StoryTime Outreach at St. Peter's Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   8            
Sept. 30, 2021 MS After School Activities Young Adult (12-18) In-Person Live   6            
TOTAL 17     103 97            
                       
                       
CONTINUING EDUCATION/ SEPTEMBER MEETINGS            
Jodi attended a Friends of the Library meeting (9/7) and hosted the Poynette Chamber of Commerce meeting in the pergola (9/8). Jodi attended Village Management Team meetings (9/14 & 9/28), met with staff on grants & programming on several dates (beginning 9/14), and met with the 80th Anniversary Committee in the pergola (9/15). Jodi got to be the Guest Reader at StoryTime on 9/14 & assisted Kelly with youth After School Activities (9/16 & 9/23). Jodi met with Mrs. Heintz and the Poynette High School painting class re: the outdoor mural (9/17), attended an All-Director virtual meeting on ARPA grant funds (9/17), and attended the CCLSB meeting virtually (9/17). Jodi attended the Poynette Village Board meeting (9/27), met with Craig Malin, Village Administrator, to discuss the 2022 Budget (9/27), and met with the Library's Budget Committee (9/28). All staff continues to complete phishing/computer safety training modules required by SCLS.  Katy Hanousek & Kelly Anderson both attended several SCLS Tech Days webinars (9/15 & 9/16). Katy attended a SCLS Youth Services webinar (9/21). Kelly met with staff and various presenters to establish our upcoming Adult programs.  Jodi began taking her last Library Director course through the UW iSchool "Public and Community Library Services."    
                       
BUDGET REPORT                    
                       
Deposits                      
  Date Deposits Amount        
Village Library Account 9/10/2021 Fines & Fees (cash) $43.75        
  Donation (Friends) $80.99        
               
  9/20/2021 Fines & Fees (cash) $60.10        
               
           
Deposits (Continued)                  
Library Checking Account at Hometown Bank 9/10/2021 Misc. Cash Donations (Undesignated) $3.90        
9/20/2021   $7.30        
             
         Total  $196.04        
                       
Expenses                      
Vouchers Amount Description        
Amazon $722.17 Books; Kemp Donation; Maintenance Supplies; Programs; Document Camera      
Complete Office $100.43 Office supplies      
Findaway $644.94 Launchpads      
Michael Frederick, Author $48.00 Books      
Midwest Tape $142.44 DVDs & Blu-rays      
Piggly Wiggly $43.98 Programs              
Rhyme $153.99 Copier      
SCLS $1,202.34 Replacement staff computer & equipment      
Verizon $10.02 Mobile hotspot (09/24 - 10/23/21)      
VISA $937.23 Programs; book/DVD sets; mural supplies; software      
           
Shining Bright $281.25 September      
CenturyLink $156.68 Phone & fax - Sept.      
Alliant Energy  $337.80 Electric & gas - Sept.      
Salaries $9,102.17 Paid on 09/09 & 09/23      
   Total  $13,883.44