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Fiscal Year 2005-2006

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REPORT OF THE LEE COUNTY LIBRARIES TO THE LEE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
FOR THE YEAR JULY 1, 2005 – JUNE 30, 2006

This report was made in accordance with the contract for library service for Lee County between the Lee County Board of Supervisors and the following public libraries in Lee County, Iowa:


Donnellson Community Library
Fort Madison Public Library
Keokuk Public Library
Montrose Public Library
West Point Public Library

STATISTICS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006

We have seen a steady rise in computer use over the past few years.

Items borrowed from Lee County libraries 172,430
Items borrowed from other libraries (via Inter-library Loan) 942
Reference questions answered 67,814
Hours open weekly 196
Library visits 130,413
Computer users 30,522*
Program attendance 4,980

*Does not include wire-less Internet use in Fort Madison and Keokuk

RURAL REGISTRATION

37% of rural Lee County residents, 4,794, have a library card.

Town Population (2000 Census) # Registered Rural Patrons Resources Dedicated to Rural Service
Donnellson 963 1,162 121%
Fort Madison 10,715 1,013 9%
Keokuk 11,427 1,676 15%
Montrose 957 500 52%
West Point 980 578 59%

LIBRARY COLLECTIONS AVAILABLE

The demand continues to grow for multi-media, like audio books and DVDs.

Audio books (Books-on-Tape, CD)
Books (including Large Print)
Music CDs
Genealogy and local history
Magazines
Microfilm
Newspapers
Videos (VHS, DVD)


LIBRARY SERVICES AVAILABLE

As in previous years, rural residents are given the same services as community residents.

• Photocopying, printing, faxing, lamination
• Borrowing from any Lee County library
• Borrowing from other libraries (Inter-library Loan)
• Community meeting space
• Displays and exhibits
• ICN distance education
• Exam proctoring
• Internet access, including wi-fi
• On-line reference databases (EBSCO, First Search, etc.)
• Programs, including weekly children’s story hours, book clubs, writer’s clubs, special speakers, presentations, etc.
• Reference (directions, homework help, genealogy help, etc.)

USE OF LEE COUNTY LIBRARY FUNDS

For the period of July 1, 2005 – June 30, 2006, $52,500 was paid for service to rural residents.

$24,500.00 was distributed among the five libraries.

$26,247.857 was shared for joint projects:

Staff Development $5,519.56
Large Print Books $4,727.17
Books on Tape $3,000.00
Librarians' Meetings $139.13
Audio Visual Materials $3,000.00
Public Relations $2,000.00
Bookkeeping $1,000.00
Technology $3,962.01
Reference $2,900.00


LEE COUNTY LIBRARIES ADVISORY BOARD

The Lee County Library Advisory Board is composed of the presidents of the boards of trustees of the five libraries, with the library directors providing technical and professional advice.

Library Board President Library Director
Donnellson Barbara Holtkamp Brenda Knox
Fort Madison Elaine Eschman Sarah Clendineng
Keokuk Thomas Gardner Emily Rohlfs
Montrose Sharon Bradley Lana Clark
West Point Jean Winnike Cathy Schwartz

The Advisory Board meets once a year to establish the budget for the year. In 2006, this meeting was chaired by Randy Johnson, Vice-President of the Donnellson Public Library Board of Trustees.