Fiscal Year 2007-2008

How much money did we receive? How was it spent?

REPORT OF THE LEE COUNTY LIBRARIES TO THE LEE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
FOR THE YEAR JULY 1, 2007 – JUNE 30, 2008

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 2007-2008

This year we had over 20,000 more library visitors, checked out over 19,000 more items, had about 4,700 more computer users, had 1,067 more children participate in the Summer Reading program, and increased our hours by 13.5 per week!

 

Library Visits
162,170
Hours Open Weekly
210.5
Items Borrowed 186,795
Items Borrowed by Rural Residents
30,736
ILL: Items Borrowed from Other Libraries 1,082
ILL: Items Provided to Other Libraries
1,534
Reference questions answered 38,905
Computer users 36,760*
Program attendance 5,109
Summer Reading Program Participants
3,844
Public Meetings
438

*Does not include wireless Internet use.

 

RURAL REGISTRATION

5,147 rural Lee County residents, 40%, have a library card.

 

 


Population (2000 Census) Total # of Patrons # of Rural Patrons % of Users that are Rural
Donnellson
963
2,217
1,831
83%
Ft. Madison
10,715
3,619
670
19%
Keokuk
11,427
14,043
1,544
11%
Montrose
957
1,070
500
47%
West Point
980
1,670
602
36%
TOTAL
25,042
22,619
5,147
23%

 

 

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*).  NEW with 2008 Lee County Stipend - LearningExpress Library test materials!
  • Periodicals
  • Videos (VHS, DVD)

*available in Fort Madison and Keokuk

 

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, 2007 – June 30, 2008, $52,500 was paid for service to rural residents.

 

$24,500.00 was distributed among the five libraries.

 

$32,106.26 was shared for joint projects:

 

Audio Book - Rotation
$3,597.99
Audio Visual Materials $2,715.33
Bookkeeping $785.78
Large Print - Rotation
$4,457.49
Librarians' meetings
$274.27
Public relations
$1,876.18
Reference $2,887.97
Special Projects
$1,554.01
Staff Development
$6,365.01
Technology
$5,342.23

 

 

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 Randy Johnson
Brenda Knox
Fort Madison
Elaine Eschman
Sarah Clendineng
Keokuk
Linda Sue Mullen
Emily Rohlfs
Montrose
Sharon Bradley
Lana Clark
West Point
Karen Becker
Cathy Schwartz

 

 

The Advisory Board meets once a year to establish the budget for the year. In 2008, this meeting was hosted by the Keokuk Public Library Board of Trustees.