Director's Report, October 8, 2019

LIBRARY DIRECTOR'S REPORT
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
                 
LIRARY NEWS              
The Public Works Department has been working on redirecting the output of the sump pump. During the fire inspection, it was noted that some boxes and other stuff was stored too close to the furnace in the upstairs area and near the fire extinguisher. The president of the Friends of the Library was notified as this is the area used by the Friends for the Silent Auction. Director Lindsey Ganz resigned from her position and will be the new director at the Columbus Public Library. New staff computers and monitors were installed. Warner is a company that installs cabling and they came out to take a look at our needs for the wireless access points project.
   
LIBRARY SERVICES              
                 
Wi-Fi                
  Wi-Fi Report: # of Logins          
    2015 2016 2017 2018 2019    
  January 835 829 1,283 1,391 1,217    
  February 989 821 1,393 1,294 1,736    
  March 1,113 851 1,642 1,320 1,916    
  April 937 1,128 1,239 1,106 1,765    
  May 843 892 1,216 1,259 1,622    
  June 932 1,264 1,278 1,502 1,240    
  July 1,355 1,673 1,492 1,168 1,703    
  August 1,198 1,586 1,442 1,450 1,469    
  September 1,014 1,520 1,387 1,075 2,379    
  October 1,040 1,831 1,445 1,351      
  November 848 1,925 1,409 1,199      
  December 949 1,427 1,186 1,638      
  TOTAL 12,053 15,747 16,412 15,753 15,047    
                 
Computer Use              
  Usage Report: # of Logins          
    2018 2019          
  January  424 265          
  February 325 340          
  March 437 425          
  April 424 373          
  May 582 403          
  June 544 466          
  July 530 435          
  August 488 376          
  September 374 393          
  October 435            
  November 426            
  December 372            
  TOTAL 5,361 3,476          
                 
LIBRARY SERVICES (CONTINUED)          
                 
Circulation                
  Checkouts: # Items           
    2015 2016 2017 2018 2019    
  January 4,600 4,475 4,122 5,274 3,712    
  February 4,457 4,727 4,609 5,204 4,832    
  March 4,492 5,019 4,700 4,827 4,559    
  April 5,000 4,475 4,014 4,729 4,354    
  May 4,266 4,400 4,513 4,501 4,148    
  June 5,592 5,278 6,069 5,302 4,571    
  July 6,027 4,847 6,073 5,177 5,136    
  August 4,906 4,014 5,923 4,545 4,039    
  September 4,481 4,304 4,240 3,963 3,728    
  October 4,826 4,221 4,637 4,763      
  November 3,786 4,444 4,547 4,180      
  December 4,045 3,767 4,010 3,682      
  TOTAL 56,478 53,971 57,457 56,147 39,079    
Percent Change in YTD CKO -8.57% -4.44% 6.46% -2.28% -10.21%    
                 
Overdrive Circulation            
  Electronic Checkouts: ebooks, e-audio, e-video    
    2017 2018 2019        
  January 368 408 519        
  February 259 452 465        
  March 387 415 485        
  April 364 384 456        
  May 425 424 399        
  June 374 450 508        
  July 422 436 506        
  August 423 509 470        
  September 368 372          
  October 388 328          
  November 371 334          
  December 301 392          
  TOTAL 4450 4904 3808        
                 
                 
PROGRAMS                
  Literacy Offerings     2019 Participants    
  Baby Board Book Program 11    
  1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program 60    
  Teen Book Review Program 16    
  Winter Reading Program 42    
  Pioneer Place Winter Reading Program 9    
  Summer Library Reading Program 267    
        TOTAL 405    
                 
PROGRAMS (CONTINUED)            
We are excited to partner with the UW iSchool to host a student led book discussion for the Go Big Read. Copies of The Poison Squad are available for checkout at the Library. The event is to be held October 23rd at 4:30pm. Lindsey Ganz presented information on searching for books and online resources to a high school history class. Upcoming Events: Pioneer Place Book Delivery: October 15; Saturday Story Time on 9/21 at 10:30 am; Craft Night: Canvas Art to the third Monday of the month at 6:00pm; Trinkets and Treats: October 31st; Fall Colors Contest.
                 
2019 Adult Programs            
  Author/ Book Discussion Knit & Crochet Euchre Cribbage Craft Wood Carvers Senior Citizen Outreach  Other
January   10 6 2   20 16  
February 4 9 7 2 22 15 9  
March   17 12 3 10 14 11  
April 14 17 19 2 6 18 23 57
May   17 15 10 10 19 11 11
June   16 15 5 14 20 17  
July   16 17 2 6 15 11  
August   13 18 4 15 19 13  
September   11 16 2 11 15 9  
October                
November                
December                
TOTAL 18 126 125 32 94 155 120 68
                 
2019 Children, Teen, & Family Programs          
  Story Time at Library & Outreach Elementary School Middle School Teens at Library & Outreach Family Programs Family Drop-Ins Movies at the Library Family Book Discussion 
January 14 14 43 10        
February 129 37 17 3 157 14    
March 196 25 17   17 22 25 7
April 236 45 52 2   52    
May 54 12 4 7        
June 225 37   7 180   14  
July 194 49   3 135   2 3
August   29   3        
September 116 34 13 24        
October                
November                
December                
TOTAL 1,164 282 146 59 489 88 41 10
                 
   
               
               
                 
CONTINUING EDUCATION/ MEETINGS        
Lindsey Ganz attended the Town of Lowville meeting on September 12 and gave an annual update of the Library. Tamara from SCLS came to the Poynette Library in September and October to train more volunteers from the Poynette Area Historical Society on the digitization process. Lindsey Ganz attended the Administrative Council meeting at SCLS. The discussion was that we will upgrade KOHA to Bibliovation in early December. Lindsey Ganz attended the director's meeting on September 20 at Pardeeville. Library staff had a meeting on September 21 and discussed plans for the interim period. Lindsey attended the Department Head meeting and discussed the cabling and wireless access points project with PW. Lindsey attended the Columbia County Finance Committee budget meeting. Budget committee members Jason, Caryn and Lindsey met to review budget changes. Lindsey attended the Community Engagement Training.
                 
BUDGET REPORT              
                 
Deposits                
  Date Deposits Amount  
Village Library Account 10/4/2019 fines & fees: cash $259.05  
10/4/2019 fines & fees: checks $65.70  
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
Library Account 10/4/2019 Memorial $314.00 $340.35  
         
         Total  $665.10  
                 
Expenses                
                 
Vouchers Amount Description  
 VISA $135.55 programs, office
Amazon $1,027.63 books office programs radiology grant
Cintas $136.10 maintenance supplies
Piggly Wiggly $162.30 programs, office
Verizon  $38.01 mobile hotspot 
Rhyme $147.93 copier
Jane Morgan Memorial Lib. $57.60 BookPage subscription
Popular Subscription Service $773.55 periodicals
Michael Frederick $24.00 book
SCLS $1,303.66 computers and monitors
Complete Office of WI $63.80 copy paper
     
Water & Sewer    
Shining Brite $225.00 cleaning
CenturyLink $148.49 phone & Fax
Alliant Energy  $1,229.84 electric & Gas
Salaries 9/12 & 9/26 $8,416.37  
   Total  $13,889.83