Fiscal Year 2008-2009

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, 2008 – JUNE 30, 2009

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 2008-2009

This year we had 17,582 more library visitors than last year, checked out 9,670 more items (with 4,000 more items checked out by rural residents!), had 10,579 more computer users, had 675 more children participate in the Summer Reading program, 1,511 more people attending free library programs, increased our hours by 3 per week, and almost doubled our public meetings!

 

Library Visits
179,752
Hours Open Weekly
213
Items Borrowed 196,465
Items Borrowed by Rural Residents
34,828
ILL: Items Borrowed from Other Libraries 1,136
ILL: Items Provided to Other Libraries
1,783
Reference questions answered 42,109
Computer users 47,339*
Program attendance 6,620
Summer Reading Program Participants
4,519
Public Meetings
823

*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
2,217
1,203
54%
Ft. Madison
10,715
4,964
989
20%
Keokuk
11,427
10,513
1,659
16%
Montrose
957
1,130
450
40%
West Point
980
1,500
538
36%
TOTAL
25,042
20,324
4,839
24%

 

 

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.

 

$27,950.25 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
$250.25
Public relations
$2,000.00
Reference/Standard Tools
$2,900.00
Special Projects
$2,500.00
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 Debra Nagel
Brenda Knox
Fort Madison
Sharon Groene
Sarah Clendineng
Keokuk
Linda Sue Mullen
Emily Rohlfs
Montrose
Sharon Bradley
Lana Clark
West Point
Karen Becker
Cathy Schwartz

 

 

The Advisory Board meets annually to establish the budget for the year. In 2009, this meeting was hosted by the Montrose Public Library Board of Trustees.