Fiscal Year 2005-2006
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|
*Does not include wire-less Internet use in Fort Madison and Keokuk
37% of rural Lee County residents, 4,794, have a library card.
|Town||Population (2000 Census)||# Registered Rural Patrons||Resources Dedicated to Rural Service|
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)
Genealogy and local history
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:
|Large Print Books||$4,727.17|
|Books on Tape||$3,000.00|
|Audio Visual Materials||$3,000.00|
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.