Plainview Public Library

209 N Pine St., Plainview, NE

Annual Report

Written By: Donna Christiansen

Plainview Carnegie Library Fiscal Year Report for 2013-2014
I respectfully submit this report for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2013 and ending on September 30, 2014. Following are the totals for the fiscal year:

CIRCULATION:
The Library circulated 7,854 adult materials and 3,413 children’s materials for a total of 11,267 total circulation. The library received 25 books through interlibrary loan.

REGISTERED PATRONS:
There are 944 registered patrons.

COLLECTIONS:
The library holds 15,235 books; 1,276 audiobooks; 907 VHS/DVD, 35 cake pans, pamphlets and puzzles; 27 print subscriptions and 20 databases through Nebraska Library Commission. Total library collection is 17,547.

COMPUTER USE:
We had 4,432 patrons use the computers. Whether it was checking their email, using facebook to keep in touch with friends and family, doing research, searching for jobs and filling out job applications, healthcare forms, irs forms, college course work, etc. or just playing games, they’re thankful that we have computers and free wi-fi for their use.

ANNUAL ATTENDANCE AND HOURS OF OPERATION:
The attendance for the year was 7,539. The library was open a total of 306 days.

PROGRAM ATTENDANCE:
The library’s program total attendance was 465 with 38 programs held. The children’s program attendance was 413 with 35 programs held; the young adult attendance was 10 with 1 program and the adult program attendance was 40 with 2 programs.

REFERENCE QUESTIONS:
We were asked 606 reference questions by our patrons.

MATERIAL EXPENDITURES:
The Library spent $6,938.67 on books, audiobooks, and ebooks.

OTHER EXPENDITURES:
The library spent the following: Staff: $22,404.95; Utilities: $3,055.66; Insurance: $1,874.73; Telephone: $799.33; Freight: 163.24; Printing: 92.75; Operating: $3,998.02; and Continuing Education: $459.08; for a total of $32,847.76 + $6,938.67(materials) = $39,786.43
RECEIPTS AND GRANTS:
The Library received $4,000 from the County; $925 from State Aid; $464.39 through the E-Rate program; $525 donations for Summer Reading program, and $273.08 for copies, faxes, fines and books sold.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
We held Story Time for PreK-2nd graders on Monday afternoons after school while school was in session. It ranged from 3-12 children for story time with a total of 112 and two story times on Thursday afternoons with 45 participants and 4 helpers. During the summer we had the Summer Reading Program. Midwest Bank staff offered to help with the Summer Reading program so the staff came and read a book and did activities with the children on the Mondays in July. Total participants in the summer reading program was 69 with 14 helpers.

Looking forward to 2015 and what it will bring to the Library and the Community.

Thanks to the Library Board and the City Council for your vision and help in accomplishing all we have done.

Respectfully submitted,

Donna Christiansen, Director

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