Director's Report, September 14, 2021

LIBRARY DIRECTOR'S REPORT      
Tuesday, September 14, 2021      
                       
LIBRARY NEWS                    
The library's front windows were washed and there was 1 curbside pick-up appointment in August.  Our Summer programs concluded in August & we are excited to begin our Fall programming.  The library received a very generous donation from one local business.  Kelly Anderson took on new responsibilities as our Adult Services Program Coordinator.    
         
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                
October 1,351 1,647 549                
November 1,199 1071 582                
December 1,638 739 663                
TOTAL 15,753 18,504 6,442 5,579              
                       
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                  
October 428 377                  
November 428 372                  
December 438 440                  
TOTAL 4,770 3,959 3,619                
                       
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                  
October 3,976 2,881                  
November 3,575 2,636                  
December 3,367 2,368                  
TOTAL 49,997 29,217 25,831                
Change in YTD Checkouts: -41.56% 40.77%                
                       
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 506 641 671        
August 470 677                  
September 497 631                  
October 511 671                  
November 506 678                  
December 443 608                  
TOTAL 5,765 7,616 4,922                
                       
2021 PROGRAMS                    
We finalized our Summer Reading Program by creating a Community Quest Scavenger Hunt and announcing the prize basket winners. The School District's Individual Reading Program wrapped up on August 12. Two volunteers from the Friends of the Poynette Library transported books in support of our Pioneer Place outreach.  Katy Hanousek assisted patrons by frequently updating and monitoring the library's website and Facebook page.    
                       
2021 Programs:                  
Date Event Target Audience Format On-Going Number of Participants            
July 1-31, 2021 Community Quest Scavenger Hunt All Ages Self-Directed   22            
Aug., 2021 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Children (Ages 0-11) Self-Directed 46              
Aug., 2021 Baby Board Book Program Children (Ages 0-11) Self-Directed 0              
2021 Programs (Continued):      
Aug., 2021 Teen Book Reviewer Program Young Adult (12-18) Self-Directed 8              
Aug., 2021 Puzzle All Ages Self-Directed 5              
Aug., 2021 Euchre Adults Self-Directed 16              
Aug., 2021 Cribbage Adults Self-Directed 11              
August 3, 2021 Food Preservation with Becky Guzman Adults In-Person Live   9            
August 5, 2021 Cory Pompey UW-Band Director Adults Virtual Live   3            
August 12, 2021 Yoga, Part 1 Adults Virtual Live   2            
August 13, 2021 Raya Movie Children (Ages 0-11) In-Person Live   0            
August 17, 2021 Science of CBD with Doug Paust Adults In-Person Live   9            
August 17, 2021 Pioneer Place Outreach Adults In-Person Live   18            
August 19, 2021 Yoga, Part 2 Adults Virtual Live   2            
August 26, 2021 Internet Safety with Officer Spurbeck All Ages In-Person Live   6            
Aug. 17 - Sept. 6, 2021 Dash & Copper ABC Circus Children (Ages 0-11) Virtual Facebook   13            
                       
TOTAL 15     86 84            
                       
                       
CONTINUING EDUCATION/ AUGUST MEETINGS            
Jodi attended a Friends of the Library meeting (8/3), a virtual Wisconsin EDA funding webinar (8/5), met with the Bookmobile Committee & the Poynette Chamber of Commerce (8/11). Jodi attended a virtual SCLS Delivery Committee meeting (8/12), a virtual Columbia Co. Director "Virtual Project" programming meeting (8/13) & an SCLS Columbia Co. All-Director virtual meeting (8/20).  Jodi attended the Poynette Village Board meeting (8/23), met with the Budget Committee (8/24) & participated in a virtual "Performance Review" webinar (8/26). All staff continue to complete phishing/computer safety training modules required by SCLS.  Katy attended a webinar on "STEM Education in Rural Communities" (8/2), a virtual training session on "September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed The World" (8/11), & a Youth Services virtual meeting (8/17).     
                       
                       
BUDGET REPORT                    
On July 26, 2021, the Poynette Village Board voted to repeal the Library’s impact fee by amending Ordinance 2021-592.        
                       
Deposits                      
  Date Deposits Amount        
Village Library Account 8/9/2021 Fines & Fees (cash) $38.35        
8/9/2021 SCLS e-Rate Rebate $1,277.30        
  8/9/2021 Donation (Friends) $176.95        
  8/9/2021 Donation (Prov. Kinetics) $1,000.00        
  8/9/2021 Fines & Fees (check-lost book) $22.00        
  8/19/2021 Fines & Fees (cash) $44.80        
  8/19/2021 SCLS e-commerce $63.52        
  8/30/2021 Fines & Fees (cash) $28.30        
  8/30/2021 SCLS (cont. educ. grant for Jodi's Dir. course) $382.50        
           
Deposits (Continued)                  
Library Checking Account at Hometown Bank 8/9/2021 Misc. Cash Donations (Undesignated) $20.30        
8/19/2021   $2.80        
8/30/2021   $3.35        
         Total  $3,060.17        
                       
Expenses                      
Vouchers Amount Description        
Amazon $1,073.76 Books; DVDs; Donations; Programs; Office & Maintenance Supplies      
Carpet Raider $644.60 Annual carpet cleaning      
Complete Office $122.91 Office supplies      
Maris Associates $109.57 WI Historical Soc. Press NF books      
Midwest Tape $71.97 DVDs & Blu-rays      
Piggly Wiggly $32.99 Programs              
Rhyme $147.46 Copier      
Verizon $10.02 Mobile hotspot (08/24 - 09/23/21)      
VISA $581.05 Programs; book/DVD sets; cont. education (Kelly)      
           
Shining Bright $225.00 August      
CenturyLink $150.90 Phone & fax - August      
Alliant Energy  $410.98 Electric & gas - August      
Salaries $8,155.56 Paid on 08/12 & 08/26      
   Total  $11,736.77