Year in Review FY2020
Statistics for the Hinckley Public Library District from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020
Numbers in parenthesis are FY19 comparison figures.
The library was closed from March 17th through June 22nd due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The statistics below show a year with only 75% of the normal open hours. Summer Reading 2020 was conducted fully online and offered fewer incentives because prize destinations were closed.
Usage of the library
The number of people that visited the library this past fiscal year was 11,379 (18,014). A total of 2,390 (2,980) people attended our programs with 1,369 (2,101) attending children’s programs, 1,017 (864) attending adult programs, and 4 (15) attending our teen program. We offered 174 (208) programs – 69 (102) of which were children’s programs and 104 (105) were adult programs. We offered one teen program. The programming costs in FY20 were $3,014 ($4,348).
Summer reading stats
In FY20, 99 (200) children signed up for summer reading. 7 (26) teen readers and 72 (142) adult readers signed up. The 178 (368) total participants read 133,275 minutes during the two-month program, an average of 12 hours per person. The scavenger hunt missions were completed 52 times. The library purchased gift cards from local businesses for weekly prize giveaways.
Number of items checked out
8,183 (11,604) adult items were checked out in FY20. 7,632 (10,398) children’s items and 577 (1,036) young adult items were checked out for a total of 16,392 (23,038) items. This included 11,201 (16,582) books. Magazines accounted for 518 (749) checkouts; DVDs accounted for 2,138 (2,739) checkouts. 733 (1,115) audio books were checked out. Our patrons checked out 1,748 (1,821) e-books.
This year we loaned 2,990 (3,806) items and borrowed 2,541 (3,124) from other libraries.
Of the 2,802 residents of our library district, 693 (683) are library cardholders. We sold 23 (20) non-resident cards this year.
At the end of FY20, the library owned 16,655 (16,856) books, 89,137 (74,876) e-books, 1,309 (1,313) audio books, 1,346 (1,339) DVDs, and 38 (38) magazine subscriptions. The library completed a major weeding project during closure, removing 1,224 books from the adult fiction and picture book sections. The weeded items had not been checked out in two years.
2,384 (3,286) patrons used our public computers in FY20 and 1,281 (1,708) used our Wi-Fi. Our Facebook page has 442 (340) followers. Our website had 4,085 (4,112) visitors this year.
Receipts & Expenditures
The library received $186,376 ($182,784) in levied local taxes. The library received Per Capita funds of $3,502 ($3,502) and $6,915 ($7,829) in private donations. For the first time, the library applied for federal E-rate funding to offset technology costs and received $1,017. Salaries and wages for all library staff totaled $112,636 ($108,614). Expenses for materials including books, magazines, DVDs, e-books, etc. totaled $21,557 ($22,832).
A summary of the decreased statistics due to COVID-19 closure:
Visits to the library dropped 36%
Summer Reading registrations dropped 51%
Checkouts dropped 28%
eBook use dropped 4%
Computer use dropped 27%
Facebook followers increased by 30%