Bulebosh City Council Presentation, Dec. 2008


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Bulebosh City Council Presentation, Dec. 2008

  1. 1. Kiel Public Library The Little Library That Does Big Things Presentation to the Kiel City Council By Nanette Bulebosh December, 2008
  2. 2. Have you seen what we’ve been up to?
  3. 3. Guitar Hero on our new Wii console, April 2008 (Purchased with a $1,000 grant from MCLS)
  4. 4. Bowling with the Kiel City Council Super Smash Bros II
  5. 5. Winners of teen film festival , June 2008 Library Assistant Rick Amelse (right) coordinated what we hope becomes an annual event
  6. 6. Police Chief Funkhouser at storytime during NLW May 2008
  7. 7. Youth Art Month, March 2008
  8. 8. <ul><li>Genealogy research group, March 2008 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Santa visits during Christmas Walk, December 2007
  10. 10. Kiel Fish & Game Fishery June 2007
  11. 11. Edwin J. Majkrzak Historical Research Center Kiel’s historic photographs went online in 2007 Big Streets in a Little City: Street Scenes 1860-1980
  12. 12. A few stats about your library <ul><li>Number of books in collection: 35,424 </li></ul><ul><li>Audio books: 1,176 </li></ul><ul><li>DVDs & Videos: 1994 </li></ul><ul><li>5 daily newspapers & 98+ magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Ed’s local history notebooks: 100+ </li></ul><ul><li>Registered borrowers: 4,426 </li></ul><ul><li>(2063 city residents & 2,363 non-residents) </li></ul>* From 2007 Annual Report to the state
  13. 13. A few more stats <ul><li>2007 circulation: 81,052 </li></ul><ul><li>* Up from 76,256 in 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of adult programs: 31 (527 total participants) </li></ul><ul><li>Number of youth programs: 167 (7303 total participants) </li></ul><ul><li>Number of times PACs were used in 2007: 9,308 </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated # of visitors per year: 55,000 to 60,000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(More than 1,000 per week) </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. And don’t forget we have WiFi
  15. 15. KPL Board of Trustees <ul><li>Jacqualine Ungrodt, president </li></ul><ul><li>Carolyn Johnson, vice president </li></ul><ul><li>Faye Billmann, secretary & school rep </li></ul><ul><li>Will Foerster, treasurer </li></ul><ul><li>Scott Vogel, director at large </li></ul><ul><li>Ron Meyer, city council rep </li></ul><ul><li>Katherine Ristow, newly appointed </li></ul><ul><li>Julia Davis, Manitowoc County rep </li></ul><ul><li>Darlene Werdeo, Manitowoc County rep </li></ul>
  16. 16. Current KPL employees <ul><li>Nanette Bulebosh, city librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Joie Baldock, youth librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Terry Kuske, technical coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Sheila Draxler, library assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Rick Amelse, library assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Steve Thiry, library assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Five student pages, age 14-17 </li></ul><ul><li>Don Krupp, custodian/maintenance (8.5 hrs per week) </li></ul>
  17. 17. 2008 Budget Funding Sources Kiel: $152,034 Manitowoc: $92,073 Calumet: $5,399 Grants: $3,000 Fines & Misc: $2,500 TOTAL: $255,006
  18. 18. What’s next for KPL <ul><li>More free films: Dec 12 & 26 </li></ul><ul><li>Family gaming day: Dec 30 </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly book discussion group at Stoelting House. Next session is Dec. 15 A Christmas Memory </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry “open mike” in early January </li></ul><ul><li>More outreach, teen advisory board, author visits </li></ul>
  19. 19. What else? <ul><li>Picturing America display & lecture </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy initiatives for infants and toddlers </li></ul><ul><li>More teen programming </li></ul><ul><li>More gaming events, hopefully involving people of all ages (Wii Fit?) </li></ul><ul><li>Additional databases – Career Track & Career Testing, Heritage Quest, Morningstar </li></ul><ul><li>We’re going to “Get Creative” next summer, and we hope you join us </li></ul>
  20. 20. What else? <ul><li>Outdoor Education Center overlooking the river </li></ul>Boy Scouts Matt Scott & Isaiah Grybush Pack leader Jim Scott (left )
  21. 21. And finally … Long-Range planning A visionary but financially viable response to the Lawson report of November 2008 A six-month Needs Assessment process involving statistical analysis, three community forums, on-site visits, comparisons with state standards for a population our size, etc. Included three public forums in Sept. 2008
  22. 22. What we learned <ul><li>Our 6,470 sq.ft. facility, built in 1972, no longer meets our needs </li></ul><ul><li>Computer resources are limited by space and infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Severe lack of seating and worktables </li></ul><ul><li>No room for teen area, youth dept needs much more room </li></ul><ul><li>Public complains of noise, disruptions from other users </li></ul><ul><li>Our book shelves are full to overflowing, despite aggressive weeding </li></ul>
  23. 23. What else we learned <ul><li># of borrowers jumped 37.5% since 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Circulation is up 12% overall, 25% just counting rural patrons </li></ul><ul><li>Program attendance is up 16% </li></ul><ul><li>Parking remains a major complaint from the public </li></ul><ul><li>Access for special needs patrons is well below what it should be </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No elevator, no ADA accessible computer stations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>KPL’s number of books meets state standards. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>But our # of audio books & videos is “basic” </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Lawson report recommends <ul><li>14 public computer workstations </li></ul><ul><li>10 staff workstations and more space for efficient workflow </li></ul><ul><li>66 seats (currently we have about 30) </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting room with seating capacity for 100 (1450 sq ft). </li></ul><ul><li>Possibly meeting room with outside entrance </li></ul><ul><li>Better use of natural setting, river view </li></ul><ul><li>Better connection between adult and youth rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Better sound-proofing, maybe study rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Total square footage: 17,903 to 19,280 sf. </li></ul>
  25. 25. When do we want to do this? How will we do it? How much will it cost? Who’s going to pay for it? Please tell people that we’re nowhere near that point, (you can hold on to your wallet) And why bother anyway? Won’t the Internet make libraries obsolete?
  26. 26. <ul><li>NorthStar study of Wisconsin libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Benefits in tough economic times </li></ul><ul><li>$4.06 return on every dollar </li></ul><ul><li>Two types of economic value: </li></ul><ul><li>Direct economic contribution (created jobs, spending by library visitors and employees, library purchasing from local vendors, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Services provided to Wisconsin residents, including the value of books, recordings and videos, as well as computer use, reference services, programming, etc. </li></ul>
  27. 27. We’re asking the public to help … <ul><li>The Little Library That Does Big Things </li></ul><ul><li>to get better & better, and … </li></ul><ul><li>do even bigger things! </li></ul>Nanette Bulebosh, director Kiel Public Library 894-7122 [email_address] www.kiel.lib.wi.us