Year in Review FY2021

Statistics for the Hinckley Public Library District from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021

Numbers in parenthesis are FY20 comparison figures.

 

10,634 (11,379) library visits

637 (693) library cardholders

25 (23) non-resident cards purchased

 

162 (174) total programs with 1,859 (2,390) attending

58 (69) children’s programs with 1,119 (1,369) attending

35 (1) teen programs with 185 (4) attending

69 (104) adult programs with 555 (1,017) attending

 

269 (178) total summer reading participants

158 (99) children

25 (7) teens

86 (72) adults

967 reading logs submitted

 

20,500 (16,392) total checkouts

10,703 (7,632) children’s items

605 (577) young adult items

9,192 (8,183) adult items

15,730 (11,201) books

287 (518) magazines

1,794 (2,138) DVDs

671 (733) audio books

1,962 (1,748) e-books.

 

4,065 (2,990) items from Hinckley loaned to other libraries

4,589 (2,541) items borrowed from other libraries for Hinckley patrons 

 

16,999 (16,655) books owned

103,018 (89,137) shared e-books

1,366 (1,309) audio books owned

1,390 (1,346) DVDs owned

34 (38) magazine subscriptions

 

1,313 (2,384) public computers uses

1,086 (1,281) Wi-Fi uses

549 (442) Facebook followers

4,881 (4,085) library website visitors

While FY20 included closures between March and June, the majority of the year was pre-pandemic with a normal volume of traffic and programs. FY21 saw many restrictions on in-person gatherings as well as fear of public interactions before the COVID-19 vaccine became widely available.

Summer Reading participation was up 51% from FY20, but down 26% from FY19.

Interlibrary loan saw the biggest increase of any category, with 80% more requests for our patrons over FY20 and 47% more over FY19.

Checkouts were up 25% from FY20, but down 11% from FY19.

E-book usage increased over a 3-year span, showing a 7.7% increase over FY19 and a 12% increase over FY20.

$19,535 was spent on materials including books, audio, DVDs, magazines, and e-books.

The year’s income included $16,599 in donations, a Census grant of $2,000, and property taxes of $189,837.

The library also received a donated building!