Year in Review FY2019

Statistics for the Hinckley Public Library District from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019

Numbers in parenthesis are FY2018 comparison figures.

 

  • Usage of the library

The number of people that visited the library this past fiscal year was 18,014 (17,597). A total of 2,980 (3,191) people attended our programs with 2,101 (2,414) attending children’s programs, 864 (777) attending adult programs, and 15 attending our teen program.  We offered 208 (218) programs – 102 (111) of which were children’s programs and 105 (107) were adult programs. We offered one teen program. The year’s programs averaged 14 people in attendance at each, the same average as last year. The programming costs in FY19 were $4,348 ($4,112).

 

  • Summer reading stats

In FY19, 200 (188) children signed up for summer reading. 26 (29) teen readers and 142 (129) adult readers signed up. There was a 92% increase in participants over the last four years, with the adults gaining the most at 163%. This year’s total of 368 (346) participants set an all-time record for our library for the third year in a row. Participation increased as well. In FY18 1,036 reading logs were turned in and in FY19 there were 1,459 entries into our 20 grand prizes. The free Raging Waves tickets earned the most raffle entries at 131 and we handed out 500 free tickets to Brookfield Zoo!

  • Number of items checked out

11,604 (11,755) adult items were checked out in FY19. 10,398 (11,095) children’s items and 1,036 (840) young adult items were checked out for a total of 23,038 (23,690) items. This included 16,582 (16,938) books.  Magazines accounted for 749 (647) checkouts; DVDs accounted for 2,739 (2,719) checkouts. 1,115 (1,192) audio books were checked out. Our patrons checked out 1,821 (2,139) e-books. This year saw a minor decrease in circulation of 3%.

  • Interlibrary Loan

This year we loaned 3,806 (3,569) items and borrowed 3,124 (3,262) from other libraries. 

  • Card holders

Of the 2,802 residents of our library district, 683 (718) are library cardholders. We added 119 (141) new patrons this year, but our expiring patrons outweighed our new ones. We sold 20 (23) non-resident cards this year.

  • Materials Owned

At the end of FY19, the library owned 16,856 (16,652) books, 74,876 (65,754) e-books, 1,313 (1,234) audio books, 1,339 (1,234) DVDs, and 38 (38) magazine subscriptions. We own a Hinckley obituary index dating from 1887-2001, a marriage index dating from 1878-1946, and a Sandwich obituary index dating from 1905-2003.

  • Technology                                                                 

3,286 (2,984) patrons used our public computers in FY19 and 1,708 (1,855) used our Wi-Fi. Our Facebook page has 340 (268) followers. Our website had 4,112 (4,004) visitors this year.

  • Receipts & Expenditures

The library received $182,784 ($178,844) in levied local taxes. The library received Per Capita funds of $3,502 ($2,176), a grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation for $900, and $7,829 ($10,276) in private donations. Salaries and wages for all library staff totaled $108,614 ($108,198). Expenses for materials including books, magazines, DVDs, e-books, etc. totaled $22,832 ($21,682).

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