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Fiscal Year 2009-2010

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REPORT OF THE LEE COUNTY LIBRARIES TO THE LEE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
FOR THE YEAR JULY 1, 2009 – JUNE 30, 2010

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


STATISTICS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-2010

 

Library Visits 202,425
Hours Open Weekly 213
Items Borrowed 201,656
Items Borrowed by Rural Residents 46,004
ILL: Items Borrowed from Other Libraries 1,833
ILL: Items Provided to Other Libraries 938
Reference questions answered 41,453
Computer users 60,938*
Program attendance 6,967
Summer Reading Program Participants 2,583
Public Meetings 867

*Does not include wireless Internet use.

 

 RURAL REGISTRATION

4,839 rural Lee County residents, 24%, have a library card.

 


Population (2000 Census) Total # of Patrons # of Rural Patrons % of Users that are Rural
Donnellson 963 1,537 762 50%
Ft. Madison 10,715 6,154 1,165 19%
Keokuk 11,427 11,161 1,654 15%
Montrose 957 1,125 550 49%
West Point 980 1,585 600 38%
TOTAL 25,042 21,562 4,731 22%

 

LIBRARY COLLECTIONS AVAILABLE

Information can be accessed 24 hours/day, with subscriptions to reference databases.

 

 

  • Books (including Large Print and Audio)
  • Genealogy and local history
  • Microfilm
  • Music CDs
  • On-line Reference Databases (EBSCO, First Search, Ancestry* and HeritageQuest*).
  • Periodicals
  • Videos (VHS, DVD)

*available in Fort Madison and Keokuk.  Ancestry is available in Donnellson.

 

LIBRARY SERVICES AVAILABLE

Rural residents are offered the same services as community residents.

 

  • Photocopying, printing, faxing, lamination
  • Borrowing from any Lee County library
  • Borrowing from other libraries via Inter-library Loan (ILL)
  • Community meeting space
  • Displays and exhibits
  • ICN distance education
  • Exam proctoring
  • Internet access, including wi-fi
  • Programs, including programming for children and young adults, book clubs, a writer’s club, special presentations, seasonal activities, free computer classes, etc.
  • Reference (directions, homework help, genealogy help, on-line database access, etc.)

 

USE OF LEE COUNTY LIBRARY FUNDS

 

For the period of July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009, $52,500 was paid for service to rural residents.

$24,500.00 was distributed among the five libraries.

$27,851.97 was shared for joint projects:

 

Audio Book - Rotation $4,000.00
Audio Visual Materials $3,000.00
Bookkeeping $1,000.00
Large Print - Rotation $4,000.00
Librarians' meetings $227.48
Public relations $2,000.00
Reference/Standard Tools $2,900.00
Special Projects $2,500.00
Staff Development $5,433.73
Technology $2,790.76

 

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  Angela Budnik Brenda Knox
Fort Madison Sharon Groene Sarah Clendineng
Keokuk Linda Sue Mullen Emily Rohlfs
Montrose Sharon Bradley Lana Clark
West Point  Suzanne Menke Cathy Schwartz

 

The Advisory Board meets annually to establish the budget for the year. In 2010, this meeting was hosted by the West Point Public Library Board of Trustees.