Monday, November 6, 2017

UPDATE. Fitchburg Public Library: Annual circulation and program attendance, 2011-2016

(Fitchburg Public Library comparisons based on 2012 full year statistics.)

Other circ/program attendance posts:
Madison Public Library.  (10/29/2017)
Milwaukee Public Library.  (10/29/2019)
Brown County Public Library.  (10/30/2017)
Appleton Public Library.  (10/30/2017)
Waukesha Public Library.  (10/30/2017)
Kenosha Public Library.  (10/31/2017)
Marathon County Public Library.  (10/31/2017)
Hedberg Public Library, Janesville.  (10/31/2017)
La Crosse Public Library.  (10/31/2017)
Neenah Public Library.  (10/31/2017
L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire.  (10/31/2017)
Wauwatosa Public Library.  (10/31/2017)
Racine Public Library.  (11/1/2017)
Oshkosh Public Library.  (11/1/2017)
Fond du Lac Public Library.  (11/1/2017)
Middleton Public Library.  (11/2/2017)
8/24/2017 update starts here.

Source:  Wisconsin Public Library Service Data (2015 preliminary)

Original 9/7/2015 post starts here.

The Fitchburg Public Library opened in June 2011.

Statistics found at Wisconsin Public Library Service Data: 1996 - Preliminary 2014. (Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction)

Beloit Public Library website.

Related reading:
Libraries, patrons, and e-books.  (Pew Internet, 6/22/2012)
  • Part 1:  An introduction to the issues surrounding libraries and e-books:  
    • The strained relationship between libraries and publishers
    • The current state of play between libraries and publishers 
    • The rise of Amazon
  • Part 2:  Where patrons discover and get their books
    • The way people prefer to get books in general:  To buy or to borrow?
    • Where did the most recent book come from?
    • A closer look at libraries
    • The e-book ecosystem:  Where do e-book readers start their search?
  • Part 3:  Library users
    • Demographics
    • How important are libraries?
    • Library users are more engaged with all kinds of reading
  • Part 4:  How people used the library in the past year
    • Book-borrowing patterns
      • Print books
      • Audiobooks
      • E-book borrowers
    • Using the library for research
      • Research resources and periodicals
      • Get research help from a librarian
  • Part 5:  Libraries in transition
    • How patrons' book-borrowing habits are changing
    • Librarians:  Changes in library holdings
    • The changing role of librarians
    • The move to e-books
      • Staff training
      • Patron training
  • Part 6:  A closer look at e-book borrowing
    • Overview of responses in our online panel
    • Checking out e-books
      • How they find out about the process
      • The checkout process
    • Checking out e-books:  The good, the bad, and Overdrive
      • Selection of e-books in libraries
      • Issues patrons have encountered
        • Availability
        • Waiting lists
        • Compatibility
        • Other issues
    • The main things librarians hear
    • How to improve the process for the future
    • Librarians and publishers
  • Part 7:  Non-e-book borrowers
    • Why not borrow e-books?
    • Help and training from librarians
  • Part 8:  Final thoughts
    • How patrons' reading habits have changed since reading and borrowing e-books
    • Larger changes in library service
    • The future of libraries
      • Patrons
      • Librarians

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