ing. Check out our website, orpick up a calendar from the li-brary, for the full details.
Director’s Report



Happy New Year, everyone! Welcome back to our monthly library report. Please note that the library board meeting day has changed from the second Tuesday to the second Wednesday of each month. The library board meets at 5PM in the low – er level of the library. If you're unable to make it to the meet- ing, you can find the news and updates I share with the board each month here.

The beginning of each year marks the time for Wisconsin libraries to begin preparing the Annual Report for the previous year. Throughout the coming months I would like to share

with you all some of the statistics we gather for the annual report, and how these relate to the library and the communi- ty. One of our most significant statistics is "total circulation". Total circulation is the number of times physical items, such as books or magazines, are checked out from our library, plus the number of times those items are renewed. For the year of 2021 we had a total circu – lation of 32,390! It's really wonderful to see our library's resources used by the community through statistics like this.

I'll talk more about circulation in February's column.

2022 challenge for the month of January! The Winter Reading challenge is sponsored by Lerner publishing and can be accessed through our Beanstack site. Our community also has unlimited access to Lerner's "Read for a Better World" themed books through the Beanstack app. Register at to log your reading and activities to earn badges all month. Talk to library staff for more information.

Thank you for helping us welcome Wyann as our new Youth Services and Programs Coordinator here at the library!

Programs this month include Storytime at 10:30AM on the 13th and 27th, Creative Writ – ing Guild at 2PM on the 18th, and Crafting Club at 2PM on the 26th. Girls Who Code clubs are meeting at 4PM on the 13th and 27th of this month as well. New members are very welcome to join the Girls Who Code clubs, please register with library staff before attend- The library has had to close several times in the past few weeks due to the severe winter weather in our area. Closure notices will always be posted on the library door and on our Facebook page. Please note that we do not charge overdue fees for items that were due on our closed days, so don't wor ry about getting that book or movie back to the library when there is a winter storm warning or bitterly cold temperatures, as we have been experiencing!

The library is open for you Monday through Friday from 10AM-6PM. Come in any time to use the computers, find a book or movie, borrow a WiFi hotspot or iPad, or use our printer to fax, scan, and copy. We are also still offering curbside pick-up to those who wish to use that option as well as home delivery for the elderly and home-bound. Stay warm, everyone!

Watching as in year's past from above the fireplace, a por trait of D. R. Moon was present this holiday season. The library was a gift by his wife Sallie. Photo by Joseph Back.

January 12, 2022