Plainview Public Library

209 N Pine St., Plainview, NE

2018 Annual Report

Written By: Donna Christiansen

Plainview Public Library Fiscal Year Report for 2017-2018

I respectfully submit this report for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2017 and ending on September 30, 2018. Following are the totals for the fiscal year:

The Library circulated 10,644 (last year 10,533) adult materials and 9,120 (last year 9,234) children’s materials for a total of 19,764 (last year 19,767) total circulation. The library received 62 books through interlibrary loan.

There are 966 registered patrons.

The library holds 14,585 books; 844 audiobooks; 505 DVD, 53 cake pans and puzzles; 25 print subscriptions and 25 databases through Nebraska Library Commission. Total library collection is 16,781

We had 4,310 (last year 3,805) 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.

The attendance for the year was 12,455 (last year 12,803). The library was open a total of 300 days.

The library’s program total attendance was 5,715 with 254 programs held.

We were asked 665 (last year 797) reference questions by our patrons.

The Library spent $9,635.27 on books, audiobooks, and ebooks.

The library spent the following: Staff: $49,986.65; Utilities: $4,804.33; Insurance: $2,131.21; Telephone: $951.36; Freight: $55.00; Printing: $100.13; Operating: $12,906.10; and Continuing Education: $369.00; = $71,303.78

The Library received $5,500 from the County; $902 from State Aid; $58.15 through the E-Rate program; $150 donation, and $1,606.30 for copies, faxes, fines, books sold, laminating and meeting room reservations and $2851.45 from the Foundation.

Story Time for PreK-2nd graders held on the Mondays during the school year. Library Time for the 3-5 grades were the 1st, 3rd, and Last Tuesday afternoons, with the last Tuesday where they went to the Manor for Crafts with the Residents. Preschool programs were on Monday mornings and LapSit were on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Lego club on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays. Also for the Early Outs after School we had a movie for the kids.

During the summer, we had the Summer Reading Program. We partnered with the Pierce County Extension for activities for the program. SRP was held on Monday through Thursday starting on July 6th with a Magician and ending August 9th with a swimming party.

Also held the annual Fall Family Fun Night, Escape Room, Kids Craft Night, Technology Petting Zoo and 2 Humanities Programs.

The meeting room was reserved and used for different occasions: meetings, craft nights, workshops, baby shower, birthday parties, ladies game days and mahjong.

Looking forward to 2019 and what it will bring to the Library and the Community.

Thank you to the Library Board, City Administrator, City Clerk and the City Council for your vision and help in accomplishing all that we have done.

Respectfully submitted,

Donna Christiansen, Director