Monday, October 20, 2014

Wisconsin Public Library Taglines (Part 3)

Dane County




Dodge County


Door County


Douglas County


Dunn County




Fond du Lac County



Related post:
Part 1.  (10/18/2014)
Part 2.  (10/19/2014)

Wisconsin Fall Election Preview: Assembly District 70

Democratic incumbent vs. Republican challenger.  A rematch of the 2012 election.


Amy Sue Vruwink, Democratic incumbent

Nancy Vander Meer, Republican challenger

70th Assembly District.  Includes portions of Portage, Wood, Jackson and Monroe counties.

Redistricting in 2011 made 70th Assembly District more competitive with the inclusion of a portion of "red" Monroe County.  In 2012, Vruwink won 57% of the vote in Portage and Wood counties.  Vander Meer won 56% of the vote in Monroe County.

Here's an overview of Vruwink's 6 elections.


Public libraries in the 70th Assembly District

Related posts and notes:

1st Senate District  (9/6/2014)

2nd Senate District.  7-term Republican Rob Cowles (Green Bay) is not up for re-election this year.   Cowles also served in the Assembly from 1982 to 1987.

3rd Senate District:  3-term Democrat Tim Carpenter (Milwaukee) is running unopposed.

4th Senate District.  Three-term Democrat Lena Taylor (Milwaukee) is not up for re-election this year.

5th Senate District (9/8/2014)

6th Senate District.  Freshman Democrat Nikiya Harris Dodd (Milwaukee) is not up for re-election this year.
  • 16th Assembly District.  11-term Democrat Leon Young (Milwaukee) is running unopposed.
  • 17th Assembly District (sorry, somehow got lost in the shuffle; need to re-do)
  • 18th Assembly District.  Freshman Democrat Evan Goyke (Milwaukee) is running unopposed.

7th Senate District.  (9/9/2014)

8th Senate District.  6-term Republican Alberta Darling (River Hills) is not up for re-election this year.   Darling also served 2 1/2 years in the Assembly (May 1990-January 1993)

9th Senate District.  (9/15/2014)

10th Senate District.  4-term Republican Sheila Harsdorf (River Falls) is not up for re-election this year.  Harsdorf also served 12 years in the Assembly (1989-2001)

11th Senate District.  (9/22/2014)

12th Senate District.  First-term Republican Tom Tiffany (Town  of Little Rice) is not up for re-election this year.  (Tiffany also served in the Assembly for 2 years -- 2011-2013.)

13th Senate District.  (9/23/2014)

14th Senate District.  3-term Republican Luther Olsen (Ripon) is not up for re-election this year.  (Olsen also served 10 years in the Assembly, first elected in 1994.)

15th Senate District.  (9/29/2014) 

16th Senate District.  3-term Democrat Mark Miller (Monona) is not up for re-election this year.  (Miller also served 6 years in the Assembly -- 1999-2005.) 
  
17th Senate District.  (10/3/2014)

18th Senate District.   Freshman Republican Rick Gudex (Fond du Lac) is not up for re-election this year.

 19th Senate District.  (10/8/2014)

20th Senate District.  2-term Republican Glenn Grothman (West Bend) is not up for re-election this year.  Grothman is, however, running for the open seat in Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District.
  • 58th Assembly District.  Republican candidate Bob Gannon (Slinger) is running unopposed to replace Pat Strochota (R-West Bend).
  • 59th Assembly District.  Republican candidate Jesse Kremer (Kewaskum) is running unopposed to replace Dan LeMahieu (R-Cascade).
  • 60th Assembly District.  Republican candidate Robert Brooks (Saukville) is running unopposed to replace Duey Stroebel (R-Cedarburg), who unsuccessful ran for Wisconsin 6th Congressional District. 

21st Senate District(10/14/2014)

22nd Senate District.  5-term Democrat Bob Wirch (Kenosha) is not up for re-election this year.  (Wirch also served 4 years in the Assembly.)

23rd Senate District.  (10/15/2014) 

24th Senate District.  3-term Democrat Julie Lassa (Stevens Point) is not up for re-election this year.  (Lassa also served 5 years in the Assembly.)


Public Library Circulation and Circulation per Capita: Arizona (1990-2011)



Source:  Institute of Museum and Library Services, Public Libraries in the United States Survey (1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2011)

For more statistics
Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records.  Arizona Public Library Statistics

Additional information
Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records homepage.
Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA):  Arizona.

Arizona's state library agency is in the "Department of State" category.  (IMLS)





Related posts:  State, % circulation increase 1990-2011.
Alabama, 28.1%.  (10/18/2014) 
Alaska, 48.3%.  (10/19/2014)

Portage County: Public Library Circulation and Program Attendance, 1996-2013


2010 population:  70,019

Public libraries in PortageCounty




          % change (1996-2013)
          • Circulation:  5.4%
          • Program attendance:  63.4% 

                Line graphs data sourceWisconsin Public Library Service Data

                Related posts: (with 1996-2013 % changes)

                Adams County.  (9/1/2014)
                • Circulation:  320%
                • Program attendance:  132%
                Ashland County (9/2/2014)
                • Circulation:  13.5%
                • Program attendance:  116%
                Barron County  (9/3/2014)
                • Circulation:  32.1%
                • Program attendance:   237%
                Bayfield County (9/4/2014)
                • Circulation:  127%
                • Program attendance:   (7.2%)
                Brown County (9/5/2014)
                • Circulation:  35.2%
                • Program attendance:   (22.3%)
                Buffalo County (9/6/2014)
                • Circulation:  1.9%
                • Program attendance:  812%
                Burnett County (9/7/2014)
                • Circulation:  104%
                • Program attendance  466%
                Calumet County (9/8/2014)
                • Circulation: (32.7%)
                • Program attendance  20.0%
                Chippewa County (9/9/2014)
                • Circulation: 24.6%
                • Program attendance  28.8%
                Clark County (9/10/2014)
                • Circulation: 21.6%
                • Program attendance  86.5%
                Columbia County (9/11/2014)
                • Circulation: 40.5%
                • Program attendance  84.2%
                Crawford  County (9/12/2014)
                • Circulation: 58.1%
                • Program attendance  (28.3%)
                Dane County (9/13/2014)
                • Circulation: 83.0%
                • Program attendance  246%
                Dodge County (9/14/2014)
                • Circulation: 53.9%
                • Program attendance  186%
                Door County (9/15/2014)
                • Circulation: 23.2%
                • Program attendance  (7.1%)
                Douglas County (9/16/2014)
                • Circulation: 81.1%
                • Program attendance:  33.9% 
                Dunn County (9/17/2014)
                • Circulation: 14.2%
                • Program attendance:  178% 
                Eau Claire County (9/18/2014)
                • Circulation: 23.7%
                • Program attendance:  86.6% 
                Florence County (9/19/2014)
                • Circulation: 251%
                • Program attendance:  195% 
                Fond du Lac County (9/20/2014)
                • Circulation: 24.2%
                • Program attendance:  72.6% 
                Forest County (9/21/2014)
                • Circulation: 68.4%
                • Program attendance:  261% 
                Grant County (9/22/2014)
                • Circulation: 44.3%
                • Program attendance:  87.9%
                Green County (9/23/2014)
                • Circulation:  14.4%
                • Program attendance:  111% 
                Green Lake County (9/24/2014)
                • Circulation:  33.8%
                • Program attendance:  125%
                Iowa County (9/25/2014)
                • Circulation:  39.8%
                • Program attendance:  122% 
                Iron County (9/26/2014)
                • Circulation:  5.4%
                • Program attendance:  121% 
                Jackson County (9/27/2014)
                • Circulation:  57.3%
                • Program attendance:  52.3%
                Jefferson County (9/28/2014)
                • Circulation:  19.9%
                • Program attendance:  68.3% 
                Juneau County (9/29/2014)
                • Circulation:  41.9%
                • Program attendance:  166% 
                Kenosha Public Library (9/30/2014)
                • Circulation:  10.7%
                • Program attendance:  62.5% 
                Kewaunee County (10/1/2014)
                • Circulation:  (3.4%)
                • Program attendance:  186% 
                La Crosse County (10/2/2014)
                • Circulation:  54.6%
                • Program attendance:  31.9% 
                Lafayette County (10/3/2014)
                • Circulation:  55.2%
                • Program attendance:  67.0% 
                Langlade County (10/4/2014)
                • Circulation:  13.4%
                • Program attendance:  136% 
                Lincoln County (10/5/2014)
                • Circulation: (22.5%)
                • Program attendance:  (35.3%) 
                Manitowoc County (10/6/2014)
                • Circulation: (11.6%)
                • Program attendance:  74.5%
                Marathon County (10/7/2014)
                • Circulation:  29.7%
                • Program attendance:  (2.4%)
                Marinette County (10/8/2014)
                • Circulation: (14.3%)
                • Program attendance:  (5.8%)
                Marquette County (10/9/2014)
                • Circulation: 78.6%
                • Program attendance:  17.2%
                Menominee County (10/10/2014)
                Milwaukee County (10/11/2014)
                • Circulation:  3.6%
                • Program attendance:  28.4%  
                Monroe County (10/12/2013)
                • Circulation:  (28.2%)
                • Program attendance:  19.7%  
                Oconto County (10/13/2014)
                • Circulation:  102%
                • Program attendance:  214%  
                Oneida County (10/14/2014)
                • Circulation:  33.5%
                • Program attendance:  162%  
                Outagamie County (10/15/2014)
                • Circulation:  50.8%
                • Program attendance:  79.6%  
                Ozaukee County (10/16/2014)
                • Circulation:  20.7%
                • Program attendance:  157%  
                Pepin County (10/17/2014)
                • Circulation:  (4.0%)
                • Program attendance:  346%  
                Pierce County (10/18/2014)
                • Circulation:  80.6%
                • Program attendance:  91.5%  
                Polk County (10/19/2014)
                • Circulation:  10.3%
                • Program attendance:  221% 

                  Sunday, October 19, 2014

                  50 Years Ago Today: Simon and Garfunkle's 1st Album, "Wednesday Morning, 3AM", is Released

                  And we weren't ready for it.



                  Initially, Wednesday Morning, 3AM  made no impact and sold poorly.  Columbia Records re-released the album 15 months later, in January 1966, taking advantage of the popularity of a remixed version of "The Sound of Silence", which spent two separate weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 that month.  It spent 31 weeks on Billboard album chart, peaking at #30. 

                  Two other Simon & Garfunkel albums were released in 1966 -- Sounds of Silence on January 17, and Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme on October 10.  Both of these albums spent nearly 3 years on the charts.

                  Among a group of friends in Warren PA 16365, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, along with the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds, were favorite albums for late-night listening in the dark during our senior year in high school.

                  Liberty Street at Night
                  (Warren PA)
                  photo by retiring guy