2011 to 2015

2011

Location: 4804 – 50 Ave. (Main Street)

Hours of Service:

Tuesday – 11 to 7

Wednesday – 11 to 7

Thursday – 11 to 7

Friday – 11 to 5

Saturday – 11 to 5

Closed Sunday/Monday

Summer hours same

Library Board Trustees:

Chair, Grethe Jensen (Term ends 5-19-2014)

Mary Wilson (Term end 05-19-2013)

Angela Radzikowski (term ends 5-19-2014)

Warren Stewart (TVV) (term ends 5-19-2013)

Judy Brothers (Term ends 5-19-2013)

Dale Gervais (MD) (Term ends 10-01-2013)

Adam Norris (Term ends 5-19-2014)

11 meetings

Staffing:                   

Library Coordinator, S. Tremblay

5 P/T staff

Total staff hours – 5,975

Volunteers – 92 volunteers for 1,393 hours

Collection: 21,288 items; 41 magazine subscriptions; 255 audio books (cassette/cds); 147 Music cds; 744 movies (VHS and DVD); CD Roms were weeded

Circulation: 25,441 circulations; 8,934 interlibrary loan items borrowed from other libraries; 5,408 interlibrary loan items lent to other libraries; 3,520 reference transactions

In-Person Visits: 22,250 in person visits; 6,966 virtual visits to website

Programs/Attendance: 134 programs with 980 attendees; 504 Online connections with 762 users

Membership fees:

Adult - $10

Juvenile - $5

Senior - $5

Family - $20

525 adults; 309 family cards (928 individuals)

Public Computers:

7 public computers

17,500 sessions available

8,750 workstation hours used

5,900 users

Finances:

Income                     $180,621

Expenses                  $180,621

Comments:

Weeded entire collection; Summer Reading Club was fun and successful; we won a set of 50 children’s books from the Centre for Family Literacy in the SRC contest; Friends of the Library did a movie of the month presentation; Friends of the Library purchased furnishings and set up an Adult Quiet Reading Corner; Switched the back room of the library which had been used as a staff work room to a Program Room as the space is bigger and has access to a sink; moved staff into the old program room which will now be staff office and work space. Nine new front-facing book display units were built at Peace River Corrections funded by a grant from Pembina.

 

2012

Location: 4804 – 50 Ave. (Main Street)

Hours of Service:

Tuesday – 11 to 7

Wednesday – 11 to 7

Thursday – 11 to 7

Friday – 11 to 5

Saturday – 11 o 5

Closed Sunday/Monday

Summer hours same

Library Board Trustees:

Chair, Adam Norris (5-18-2014)

Mary Wilson (5-19-2013)

Angela Radzikowski (5-19-2014)

Warren Stewart (TVV 5-19-2013)

Judy Brothers (5-19-2013)

Ed Tollefson (MD 12-11-2015)

Scott Biggin (1-16-2016)

10 meetings held

Staffing:                   

Library Coordinator, S. Tremblay

5 Casual staff

Total staff hours 6,894

Collection: 22,878 items; 30 magazine subscriptions; 282 audio books; 150 music cds; 977 movies                                  

Circulation: 26,487 circulations; 8,298 interlibrary loans borrowed from other libraries; 5,217 interlibrary loans lent to other libraries; 3,500 reference transactions; 3,060 in-house use of materials

In-Person Visits: 23,000 in person visits; 1,443 virtual visits to website

Programs/Attendance: 58 programs with 958 participants

Membership fees:

Adult - $10

Juvenile - $5

Senior - $5

Family -$20

756 adult cards; 117 family cards (351 individuals)

Public Computers:

5 public workstations

12,750 available sessions

6,375 work station hours

3,570 users

Finances:                

Income                     $180,621

Expenses                  $180,621

Comments from Annual Report:

Library Coordinator, S Trembley retired in December 2012. K Danner was hired as new Library Coordinator. Air conditioning installed in 2012; Disabled access doors were installed through an Enabling Accessibility grant. Friends of the Library had a busy year with three fundraisers including: cash calendar; silent auction and quilt raffle. Received a $3,000 grant from Pembina which was the second installment of a 5 year commitment of $15,000. Federal government discontinued the CAP grant (Community Access Computers).

 

2013

Location: 4804 – 50 Ave. (Main Street)

Hours of Service:

Tuesday – 11 to 7

Wednesday – 11 to 7

Thursday – 11 to 7

Friday – 11 to 5

Saturday – 11 to 5

Closed Sunday/Monday

Summer hours same

Library Board Trustees:

Chair, Adam Norris (5-31-2014)

Angela Radzikowski (5-21-2014)

Warren Stewart (TVV 5-31-2016)

Scott Biggin (1-1-2014)

Les Urness (MD 1-1-2014)

Judy Smith (1-1-2014)

Shauna Hadley-Roberts (1-1-2016)

11 meetings held

Staffing:                   

Library Manager, K Danner – F/T

4 P/T casual staff

Total staff hours 5,800/year

Volunteers – 27 volunteers for 993 hours

Collection: 20,987 items; 30 subscriptions; 266 audiobooks (removed all the cassettes in 2012); 154 music cds

Circulation: 21,719 circulations; 6,822 interlibrary loans borrowed from other libraries; 4,025 interlibrary loans lent to other libraries; 5,750 reference transactions

In-Person Visits:

18,576 in person visits; 1,634 virtual visits to website; 800 facebook page visits; 17,169 views; 2,000 in house use of materials

Programs/Attendance:  113 programs with 1,525 participants

Membership fees:

Adult - $10

Juvenile - $5

Senior - $5

Family - $10

713 card holders

Public Computers:

5 public work stations

11,331 sessions available

5,665 work station hours

63% usage

Comments from Annual Report:

Plan of Service update; Friends of the Library very active with fundraising – three major fundraisers: cash calendar, purchased new blinds for the gallery and front library windows; summer reading club prizes sponsored; monthly movies; guest speakers and a live puppet/marionette show.

Repainted the entire library, visitors appreciated the fresh new look. 4H Club volunteered to move shelving before and after painting. Partnerships with Family Literacy and Adult Learning for Rhyme Time, Books for Babies, Early Years Expo, Pajama Time.

More community groups using the library for a meeting space including photography club; dance club and many rural families use the library as a safe after school space where kids can come before their evening programs; Toastmasters meets here weekly; drop off point for Santas’ Anonymous; 4H had their club speak off competition in the gallery.

STEP program ended, so we had to budget for a summer student from our own funds.

Our community lost some high-volume library users who retired/relocated to other communities, so we had a decline in circulations.

DVD collection increased by 200 titles in 2013. We got rid of all the VHS tapes through the book sale.

Zinio – online magazine subscription started through the provincial government.

 

2014

Location: 4804 – 50 Ave. (Main Street)

Hours of Service:

Tuesday – 11 to 7

Wednesday – 11 to 7

Thursday – 11 to 7

Friday – 11 to 5

Saturday – 11 to 5

Closed Sunday/Monday

Summer hours same

Library Board Trustees:

Chair, Adam Norris

Les Urness

Jim Joelson

Scott Biggin

Shauna Hadley-Roberts

Judy Smith

8 meetings held

Staffing:                   

F/T Library Manager, K. Danner

8 P/T staff

Total staff hours 5,375/year

Volunteers 26 volunteers for 614 hours

Friends of the Library 6 volunteers for 50 hours

Collection: 22,631 items; 32 magazine subscriptions; 315 audio books; 185 music cds; 1512 movies

Circulation: 20,461 circulations; 6,733 interlibrary loans borrowed from other libraries; 3,626 interlibrary loans lent to other libraries; 3,638 reference transactions; 2,100 in house use of materials

In-Person Visits:

12,980 in person visits

2,796 virtual visits

Programs/Attendance: 79 programs with 1,292 participants

Membership fees:

Adult - $10

Juvenile - $5

Senior - $5

Family - $20

588 individual card holders

Public Computers:

6 public work stations

17,692 sessions available

62% usage

3,628 users

Finances:

Income                     $232,640

Expenses                  $232,640

Comments:

Busy year; closed in August to install all new flooring throughout the facility; 4H Club volunteered to help move shelving/books; Friends of the Library 4th year doing Cash Calendar fundraiser, raising $2,500. Partner with Family Literacy and Further Education.

 

2015

Location: 4804 – 50 Ave. (Main Street)

Hours of Service:

Tuesday – 11 to 7

Wednesday – 11 to 7

Thursday – 11 to 7

Friday – 11 to 5

Saturday – 11 to 5

Closed Sunday/Monday

Summer Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10 to 6, Closed Saturday/Sunday/Monday

Library Board Trustees:

Chair, Adam Norris

Les Urness

Tanya Boman

Scott Biggin

Shauna Hadley-Roberts

Judy Smith

Deborah Stewart

10 meetings held

Staffing:                   

F/T Library Manager, K. Danner

5 P/T Casual Staff

Total staff hours 6,015/year

Volunteers 5 for 454 hours

Collection: 22,856 items; 30 magazine subscriptions; 413 audio books; 183 music cds; 1863 movies

Circulation: 19,426 circulations; 6,920 interlibrary loans borrowed from other libraries; 4,884 interlibrary loans lent to other libraries;                               3,024 reference transactions; 3,780 in house use of materials

In-Person Visits: 19,394 in person visits, 2,796 virtual visits to website

Programs/Attendance: 47 programs with 1,374 participants

Membership fees:

Adult $10

Juvenile $5

Senior $5

Family $20

409 cardholders

Public Computers:

6 public computers

6,400 sessions used

5,525 workstation hours

52% usage

4,217 users

Finances:

Income                     $200,805

Expenses                  $200,805

Comments from Annual Report:

Held our first Free Comic Book Day event with a mini-comic convention that attracted over 300 visitors. The library is always busy with different community groups like Family Literacy, adult literacy, Parent Link, Anime Club, Cosmology Club, Photography Club, Valleyview Early Childhood Coalition, and Toastmasters. Installed a people counter to try to more accurately track visitors. Our library board applied for and was approved to become the board for the CALP program grant in our community as a result of the folding of Valleyview Further Education. First year that we implemented Summer hours.