Saturday, October 6, 2018

UPDATE. La Crosse Public Library: Circulation and program attendance, 2009-2017






La Crosse Public Library in the news:
La Crosse library board to test fine-free policy.  (La Crosse Tribune, 3/14/2018)
The Way it Was: La Crosse Public Library 1888 and 1965. (La Crosse Tribune, 4/9/2018)
The Way it Was: North Community Library.  (La Crosse Tribune, 8/26/2018)


Related posts:
Madison Public Library. (10/5/2018)
Milwaukee Public Library.  (10/5/2018)
Brown County Public Library.  (10/5/2018)
Waukesha Public Library.  (10/5/2018)
Appleton Public Library.  (10/5/2018)
Kenosha Public Library.  (10/6/2018)
Neenah Public Library.  (10/6/2018)
Marathon County Public Library.  (10/6/2018)


10/31/2017 update starts here.




La Crosse Public Library in the news:
'Dark La Crosse' show returns with new tales of murder and mayhem.  (La Crosse Tribune, 10/23/2017)
La Crosse community libraries add hours.  (La Crosse Tribune, 9/29/2017)
Hidden Places: The La Crosse Public Library Archives.  (La Crosse Tribune, 8/28/2017)
Walking tour stalks ghosts of downtown La Crosse.  (La Crosse Tribune, 6/21/2017)

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)


8/13/2016 update starts here.



Source:  Wisconsin Public Library Service Data (2015 preliminary)

Recent LPL news:
Dark History: Librarians share the lurid and macabre of downtown La Crosse.  (La Crosse Tribune, 6/20/2016)
A sunny afternoon took a sinister turn on Saturday during the Dark La Crosse trolley tour. Tales of murder, ghosts and prostitution gave patrons a taste of La Crosse’s more sordid history. Barry McKnight of the La Crosse Public Library’s Archives Department narrated the tour, intoning, “Our dark nature is everywhere. You can’t avoid it.”


Original 8/15/2015 starts here.





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

La Crosse Public Library




UPDATE. Marathon County Public Library: Annual circulation and program attendance, 2009-2017






Related posts:
Madison Public Library. (10/5/2018)
Milwaukee Public Library.  (10/5/2018)
Brown County Public Library.  (10/5/2018)
Waukesha Public Library.  (10/5/2018)
Appleton Public Library.  (10/5/2018)
Kenosha Public Library.  (10/6/2018)
Neenah Public Library.  (10/6/2018)


10/31/2017 update starts here.







8/13/2016 update starts here.



Source:  Wisconsin Public Library Service Record (2015 preliminary)

MCPL recent news:
Children's museum in library a no-go.  (Wausau Daily Herald, 8/1/2016)
The third floor of the downtown library, which museum organizers had their sights set on, was built late in the process of renovations to the building and has a limited weight capacity, making it fit for meeting rooms or office space but not museum displays and patrons, said Ralph Illick, the library director. "When we got far enough into the process to talk about capacity limits, we learned that it would be extremely expensive to augment," Illick said. "Renovations would be very intrusive." 

Library programs offer exercise for your mind.  (Wausau Daily Herald, 7/1/2016)
Marathon County’s nine regional branches will host events, activities and performances based on the topics of sports, health and fitness. Tied to the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil, the entire programming slate is geared towards increasing residents’ awareness and interest in giving their mind and body the boost they need.

Finding fast friends at the library.  (Wausau Daily Herald, 6/10/2016)
Getting out of their comfort zone isn't something that most adults are good at, at least when it comes to making friends. But Tuesday night, a group of adults aimed to knock down those barriers by attending a new program called friend speed dating at the Marathon Public Library's Wausau branch. 


Original 8/17/2015 post starts here.




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

Marathon County Public Library


Wisconsin county statistics: Largest and smallest percentages of adults 25 or older with associate's degree


Source:  The Green Book: A book of county facts (Wisconsin Counties Association)




Related articles:
As Wisconsin tries to lure young adults, how do certain communities succeed?  (UW-Madison News, 1/22/2018)
The project began more than two years ago by identifying communities that were succeeding in maintaining and/or gaining adults aged 20 to 39. Although statistics are abundant for counties, the researchers looked at communities. “People don’t move to counties, people move to communities,” Stoecker says. “If we’re going to answer the questions, the data had to be at the community level.”

Wisconsin Lacks 'Brain Gain'.  (Volume One,  7/11/2018)

Related Wisconsin counties posts:
Largest and smallest population per district.  (10/5/2018)
Biggest population growth and loss, by percentage.  (10/5/2018)
Largest and smallest percentages of population 65 or older.  (10/5/2018)


UPDATE. Neenah Public Library: Annual circulation and program attendance, 2009-2017





Neenah Public Library in the news:
Neenah Public Library will be open 7 days a week in January 2018.  (Appleton Post Crescent, 12/13/2017)


Related posts:
Madison Public Library. (10/5/2018)
Milwaukee Public Library.  (10/5/2018)
Brown County Public Library.  (10/5/2018)
Waukesha Public Library.  (10/5/2018)
Appleton Public Library.  (10/5/2018)
Kenosha Public Library.  (10/6/2018)


10/31/2017 update starts here.




Neenah Public Library in the news:
3-D printer? Yep, the Neenah Public Library has that.  (Appleton Post Crescent, 10/20/2017)
Neenah Public Library hosts costume swap.  (Appleton Post-Crescent, 9/27/2017)
Appraisal event set for May 13.  (4/19/2017)


8/14/2016 update starts here.



Source:  Wisconsin Public Library Service Data (2015 preliminary)

Recent NPL news:
Check out a ukelele at Neenah Library.  (Appleton Post-Crescent, 7/20/2016)

The Neenah Public Library’s eight ukuleles will be available for checkout beginning July 30. The ukulele kits put together by Heid Music include a Kala soprano ukulele, a gig bag, an electronic tuner, and an instruction booklet with access to online learning tools.
Neenah Library holds Proces Poetry Contest.  (Appleton Post-Crescent, 4/11/2016)
This contest, named in honor of retired Library Director Stephen Proces and held during National Poetry Month, is open to youth in kindergarten through 12th grade. Poems may be submitted to Neenah Joint School District school offices or dropped off at the Neenah Public Library through April 30. 


Original 8/18/2015 post starts here.




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

Neenah Public Library


UPDATE. Kenosha Public Library: Circulation and program attendance, 2009-2017





Kenosha Public Library in the news:
Kenosha Public Library– A Power of Libraries Story.  (SirsiDynix, 6/21/2018)
Public library celebrates work on the community.  (Kenosha News, 9/26/2018)
Before paying, see what the library offers for free.  (Kenosha News, 10/5/2018)

Related posts:
Madison Public Library. (10/5/2018)
Milwaukee Public Library.  (10/5/2018)
Brown County Public Library.  (10/5/2018)
Waukesha Public Library.  (10/5/2018)
Appleton Public Library.  (10/5/2018)


10/31/2017 update starts here.





Kenosha Public Library in the news:
Is Simmons Library haunted?  Some think so.  (Kenosha News, 10/27/2017)
Library's first costume giveaway is a hit.  (Kenosha News, 10/14/2017)
Local library aficionados recognized for advocacy at first-ever gala.  (Kenosha News, 10/7/2017)


8/13/2016 update starts here.



Source:  Wisconsin Public Library Service Data (2015 preliminary)

Recent KPL news:
They found their life's work at the library.  (Kenosha News, 7/14/2016)
At Kenosha Public Library, however, several employees have stayed for the duration of their careers. According to Barbara Brattin, KPL director and Kenosha County Library director, 17 of its 118 staffers have been on board for more than 20 years each. 
Kenosha libraries join regional system.  (Kenosha News, 6/10/2016)
The Kenosha County Library System is launching a newly expanded catalog later this month, following a merger with Lakeshores Library System of Racine and Walworth counties. The new catalog and records made available by the merger expands Kenosha Public Libraries and Community Libraries access from 440,000 items to 2 million. They come online Thursday

Library collections change with the times.  (Kenosha News, 10/22/2015)
The library system — both in its brick-and-mortar buildings and on its website — has thousands of resources that go well beyond books. At Southwest Library, librarians said some of the least-known items available for checkout or use in the buildings range from a magnifier that can help decipher tough-to-read documents, to digital conversion kits patrons can use to convert old VHS tapes to digital formats. For students, there are online study guides for Advanced Placement exams available under the “homework help” tab on the system’s website, and music files that can be downloaded form home.


Original 8/2/2015 post starts here.





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