Annual Report

 

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Programs:

  Summer Reading Program 2019 theme was "A Universe of Stories" -- 90 registered,

     4,439 books read, 10 storytime sessions, Pockets Full of Fun puppet show, Starlab

  Preschool Storytime -- 25 sessions 

  Other children's programs -- 1 sessions

  Children's movies -- 5 showings

  Adult Book Discussion -- 14 meetings (8 months)

 

Central Lyon Summer Reading Program for students going into 1st through 4th grades

  was held in the public library for three weeks in June 2019.  55 children were registered.

 

Friends of the Library projects included Fall Festival, prizes for 1000 Books Before

  Kindergarten, Pockets Full of Fun (SRP), and hosting movie events for children.

 

IA Shares was a new delivery service to provide a method for sending library materials
   between Iowa public libraries at no charge to individual libraries.

 

Closed 7 weeks from March 18 through May 4 due to state guidelines on COVID-19 pandemic.
  During this time the library staff provided ongoing check-out services and worked to upgrade
  other library services.

  A. Curbside.  1,607 items were checked out and 814 items were renewed during seven weeks.
      Patrons could call or email with requests and then pick up items outside with no contact.

  B. Books read by authors, actors, and astronauts were posted to Facebook daily to encourage

      children and parents in the love of reading and learning through literature. (3-25 to 5-15)

  C. Staff moved almost every book in the library to a new location.

      Periodicals – reorganized

      Adult fiction, mysteries, westerns – moved & evenly respaced

      Christian fiction – moved from two sections to one section

      Large print fiction – moved from two sections to one section

      Adult nonfiction & biographies – respaced to make more room for children’s books
  D. Increased space for juvenile books was used for displays such as graphic novels,

       board books, series fiction, and series nonfiction.

  E. Added new signage for adult and juvenile sections.

  F. Started planning a “new kind” of summer reading program called Summer-Reading-

      Program-To-Go with packets for children and families to take home every week.

  G. Reviewed picture books for replacement, repair, and withdrawal.

  H. Sorted donated materials for book sale or library use—DVDs, fiction books, miscellaneous.

  I. Weeded books, audiocassettes, and videocassettes.

  J.  Prepared library building for reopening—removed seating to space 6 feet apart, removed

      toys, added sneeze guard at circulation desk, new location for book returns, added

      signage.

  K. Implemented procedures for cleaning books and other public health measures.

  L. Attended ten weekly state-sponsored online classes on Crisis Response for libraries.

  M. Followed changing information on COVID-19 and implications for libraries.

 

ROCK RAPIDS PUBLIC LIBRARY, 2019-2020

 

CIRCULATION 2019-2020

Adult Nonfiction -  -  -  -  1,749

Adult Fiction -  -  -  -  -  -   9,869

Periodicals   -  -  -  -  -  -     905

Juvenile Nonfiction -  -  -  -   3,846

Juvenile Fiction -  -  -  -  -  20,328

Total Print Materials  -  -  -  36,697

Art Prints -  -  -  -  -  -  -      21

Audiobooks, Adult & Juv.  -  -   2,332

Audiokits, Juv.  -  -  -  -  -   1,153

Puzzles -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -      99

Videocassettes & DVDs  -  -  2,677

Equipment  -  -  -  -  -  -      1

Other   -  -  -  -  -  -  -      7

Total Library Circulation -  -  42,987     
Downloaded Audiobooks            2,684

Downloaded eBooks                2,647 

 

BORROWERS (Percentage of Circulation)

Rock Rapids   -  -  -  -  -  -   45.0%

Rural Lyon County   -  -  -  -   45.0%

Alvord  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -    0.1%

Doon -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -    0.6%

George  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -    0.1%

Inwood  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -    0.1%

Larchwood  -  -  -  -  -  -  -    0.2%

Lester  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -    5.2%

Little Rock   -  -  -  -  -  -    0.9%

Rock Co. & Ellsworth, MN  -  -    2.6%

Other   -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -    0.2%

                                100.0%

SERVICES

Preschool Story Time

Summer Reading Program

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Adult Book Discussion Group

Interlibrary loan, Open Access

Reference & reader assistance

Internet, Wi-fi, Computers public use

AWE Early Literacy Station

Copy machine (color), Telefax

Lyon Co. newspaper & census microfilm

Lyon Co. cemetery records

Proctor tests

Meeting room

Book sales

 

ONLINE

Bridges audiobooks & ebooks

RBDigital magazines & audiobooks

Gale Resources, Chilton Auto Repair

Transparent Language, Novelist Plus

TumbleBooks, Brainfuse JobNow/VetNow
Lyon Co. Reporter digital archive

 

 

 

 

 

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Geneva Grooters, President

Janine DeBruin, Vice President

Peter Baudhuin

Jessica Harman

Dean Shelly

Shannen Struckman

Terry Tausz

(Linda McCormack, Secretary)

 

ROCK RAPIDS CITY COUNCIL

Jason Chase, Mayor

Cody Hoefert    Rollie VanderLee

Tami Murray     Steve Wells

Ed Reck     

(Jordan Kordahl, City Administrator)

 

LYON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Mark Behrens, Chairperson

Jerry Birkey     Steve Herman

Josh Feucht      Merle Koedam

 

IOWA LIBRARY SERVICES

Michael Scott, State Librarian

Bonnie McKewon, NW Consultant

Amanda Grom, NW Resource Technician

 

FRIENDS OF ROCK RAPIDS LIBRARY, 19-20

Linnie Ditsworth  

Amy Hartter

Ameigh Bauman

Joy Bauman

 

LIBRARY STAFF

Linda McCormack, Director

Glenda Hellenga, Asst. Librarian

Joy Bauman, Program Coordinator
  & Asst. Librarian

Lori Poppinga, Asst. Librarian

Dale Klarenbeek, Janitor

 

HOURS

Monday      12-8

Tuesday     10-8

Wednesday   12-8

Thursday    10-8

Friday      12-5:30

Saturday    10-3

 

TELEPHONE & FAX  712+472-3541

E MAIL  rrlib@premieronline.net

WEB ADDRESS www.rockrapids.lib.ia.us