Saturday, August 20, 2016

UPDATE. McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids: Annual Circulation and Program Attendance, 2009-2015




Source:  Wisconsin Public Library Service Data (2015 preliminary)

Recent McMillan news:
McMillan Library offers more than books.  (Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, 6/24/2016)
McMillan Memorial Library opened its new Digital Media Studio on Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The studio is located behind the Fine Arts Center stage at the library and has video, sound and photography equipment, as well as 3-D printers. Library visitors who would like to learn to use the equipment are welcome to use the studio for training and program use.
New educational resource at McMillan Library.  (Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, 5/23/2016)
In May, McMillan Memorial Library introduced Gale Courses, a new learning resource for the Wisconsin Rapids area. The courses offer instructor-led online classes that focus on professional development, technology skills and personal enrichment. Students have the option to view each lecture live or watch the recorded video later. Instructors post notes and assignments online throughout the course and will schedule a final test to measure the student's understanding of the material. 
McMillan is well-covered in the local paper.

Other updates:
Madison Public Library.  (8/11/2016)
Brown County Public Library.  (8/11/2016)
Appleton Public Library.  (8/12/2016)
Waukesha Public Library.  (8/12/2016)
Hedberg Public Library, Janesville.  (8/12/2016)
Kenosha Public Library.  (8/13/2016)
La Crosse Public Library.  (8/13/2016)
Marathon County Public Library.  (8/13/2016)
Neenah Public Library.  (8/14/2016)
Oshkosh Public Library.  (8/14/2016)
Racine Public Library.  (8/14/2016)
L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library.  (8/15/2016)
Wauwatosa Public Library.  (8/15/2016)
Fond du Lac Public Library.  (8/15/2016)
Middleton Public Library.  (8/16/2016)
West Allis Public Library.  (8/16/2016)
Brookfield Public Library.  (8/17/2016)
Mead Public Library, Sheboygan.  (8/17/2016)
Sun Prairie Public Library.  (8/18/2016)
Verona Public Library.  (8/18/2016)
Manitowoc Public Library.  (8/19/2016)
West Bend Community Memorial Library.  (8/19/2016)


Original 9/1/2015 post starts here.





How libraries rank



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

McMillian Memorial Public 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?


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