Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Report of the Library Director for May 2010

Matthew returns – Picnic Table coming – Summer Program Starts

Circulation
Circulation for May was 3,735 items. This continues our decline this spring, being 6.5% less than April 2010, and 10.1% less than last year, May 2009.
4,015 items were checked out at Upton’s circulation desk, and 502 interlibrary loan requests were placed by Upton staff.
Our Laptops were checked out 62 times in May.

New Patron Registrations
14 new patrons registered in May.

Collection Development
We added approximately 159 items to our collection in May.

I will be placing one more large book order in June to meet our materials expenditure requirement for FY10.

Director’s Vacation
Matthew is back, everything seems to have gone smoothly while I was away, except for a few emergency computer repairs that were taken care of by Lisa and Worldband Communications.

Summer Program
Our first summer event is Saturday June 19th, when Lil Folk Farm brings their petting zoo back to the library lawn. Registration also begins the 19th, and the first week for treasure chest prizes starts June 29th.

Our annual theatre event at Nipmuc Highschool is Wednesday evening, June 30th, 6:30pm. UNH’s Little Red Wagon returns with “Jack and the Beanstalk and the Two-Headed Ogre.”

Picnic Table
Unibank approved our grant application, and sent a check for $1,500 to the Friends of the Upton Town Library, so we will finally be able to purchase a picnic table and trash can for patron use on the lawn. I will order the table asap, so it can be used this summer.

Programs
Library book group: met on May 26th.
Senior book group: 8 people met on May 4th.
Thursday storytime averaged 10 children per session.
TinyTots lapsit averaged 15 participants. Tinytots is not held during the summer months, the next session will start in September
Teen Tuesday was held on May 18th.
Library Table: 4 visits, averaged 9 patrons and 21 items.

Special Events in May
May 15th – Second annual Garden Day at the library. Attendance estimated at 125. This year’s events included a plant swap organized by Blackstone Valley Gardeners, and a series of three lectures / workshops by local business owners.

May 19th and 26th – Third grade classes at Memorial School received a tour of the library as part of their town government field trip

Staff
Lisa has received her MLIS from University of Rhode Island, Congratulations!

Upcoming Events in June:
June 19th – Lil Folk Farm Petting zoo, summer program registration begins

June 22-23rd – Red Cross Babysitting course, held at Memorial School

June 30th – 6:30pm, Children’s Theatre, Nipmuc HS courtyard.


Plans for Next Month

1) Implement Summer Reading Program

2) Continue weeding of Adult Fiction collection.

3) Order Picnic Table

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