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Fiscal Year 2011-2012

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REPORT OF THE LEE COUNTY LIBRARIES TO THE LEE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
FOR THE YEAR JULY 1, 2011 – JUNE 30, 2012

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 2011-2012

  • # of reference questions answered increased by 26% from last year!
  • # of public meetings increased by 47% over the previous year!
  • 998 kids signed up for the Summer Reading Program in 2012 - 275 more than last year - that's an increase of 38%! 
 
 
Library Visits
195,533
Hours Open Weekly
211
Items Borrowed 199,021
Items Borrowed by Rural Residents
36,877
ILL: Items Borrowed from Other Libraries 1,830
ILL: Items Provided to Other Libraries
905
Reference questions answered 32,843
Computer users 46,461*
Program attendance 7,605
Summer Reading Program Participants
998
Public Meetings
1,282

*Does not include wireless Internet use.

 

RURAL REGISTRATION

4,745 rural Lee County residents, 42%, have a library card.

 


Population (2010 Census) Total # of Patrons # of Rural Patrons % of Users that are Rural
Donnellson 912 1,549 606 39%
Ft. Madison 11,051 4,935 1,516 31%
Keokuk 10,780 12,075 1,555 13%
Montrose 898 1,313 500 38%
West Point 966 1,541 568 37%
TOTAL 24,607 21,413 4,745 22%

 

 LIBRARY COLLECTIONS AVAILABLE

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

 

  • Books (including Large Print and Audio, and eBooks!)
  • Genealogy and local history
  • Microfilm
  • Music CDs
  • On-line Reference Databases (EBSCO, First Search, Ancestry and HeritageQuest, etc.)
  • Periodicals
  • DVDs, including a new Lee County rotation

 

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, 2011 – June 30, 2012, $60,000 was paid for service to rural residents.

 

$24,500.00 was distributed among the five libraries.

 

$34,652.33 was shared for joint projects:

 

Audio Book - Rotation

$3,700.00

Audio Visual Materials $3,000.00
Bookkeeping $1,000.00
Databases $6,660.00
Large Print - Rotation  $4,000.00
Librarians' meetings $300.00
Public relations $1,600.00
Reference/Standard Tools $2,900.00
Special Projects $2,200.00
Staff Development $5,500.00
Technology $2,800.00

 

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 Melanie Sheppard Brenda Knox
Fort Madison

Sharon Groene

Sarah Clendineng
Keokuk Linda Sue Mullen Emily Rohlfs
Montrose Sharon Bradley Lana Clark
West Point Carl Johnston Cathy Schwartz

 

 

The Advisory Board meets annually to establish the budget for the year. In 2012, this meeting was hosted by the Fort Madison Public Library Board of Trustees.