Friday, November 3, 2017

UPDATE. La Crosse County Library: Annual Circulation and Program Attendance, 2009-2016






La Crosse County Library in the news:
Holmen man faces charges in stabbing outside Onalaska library,  (La Crosse Tribune, 5/19/2017)
La Crosse County Public Library's 'Take Me to Your Reader' a hit.  (La Crosse Tribune, 6/3/2017)
Onalaska Public Library's early literacy center pairs education with play.  (La Crosse Tribune, 7/6/2017)
Flying saucers land at La Crosse public library.  (La Crosse Tribune, 7/19/2017)
Library notes:  Holmen prepares to move.  (La Crosse Tribune, 8/8/2017)
New Holmen library prepared for Sept. 11 opening.  (La Crosse Tribune, 8/31/2017) 
$4.6 million Holmen Library opens it doors.  (La Crosse Tribune, 9/13/2017)

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)
8/20/2016 update starts here.



Source:  Wisconsin Public Library Service Data (2015 preliminary)

Recent LCPL news:
La Crosse proposal would merge city, county libraries.  (Onalaska-Holmen Courier-Life, 8/18/2016)
The La Crosse Public Library strategic plan, currently being written by the board, includes a project called “One County, One Library,” which would focus on ways to integrate the two systems. However, Gelatt criticized Kabat for putting the idea forward in the form of a resolution before sitting down with representatives from the both library systems and county leadership.
Letter to the editor:  Do not contract La Crosse library services with the county.  (Coulee News, 8/18/2016)
It seems that the city library manages its assets differently than the county. I can find whatever I need at the public library on Main Street. I struggle when browsing at the county level. They shelve the same but label differently and with less detail.


Original 9/2/2015 post starts here.





How libraries rank




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

La Crosse County Library website.

Related reading:
Libraries, patrons, and e-books.  (Pew Internet, 6/22/2012)
  • Part 1: Libraries in transition.  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



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