Tuesday, September 3, 2019

UPDATE. Mead Public Library, Sheboygan: Annual circulation and program attendance, 2009-2018

Mead Public Library events calendar

Percentage change in program attendance 2009-2018, high to low

Mead Public Library in the news:
Sheboygan Mead Public Library: Construction begins on plaza renovations.  (Sheboygan Press, 5/1/2019)
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 Sheboygan police investigate Mead Public Library drug overdose death; case under review.  (Sheboygan Press, 5/7/2019)
Sheboygan County District Attorney's Office is reviewing a case after a 28-year-old man overdosed and died in a Mead Public Library restroom Friday. 
According to a press release from the Sheboygan Police Department, the victim got heroin from a 28-year-old female and a 28-year-old male just before his death. The man and woman purchased the drugs from a residence in the 800 block of Bluff Avenue.
Sheboygan Mead Public Library drug overdose death: 3 face felony charges.  (Sheboygan Press, 5/8/2019)
Charges have been filed against three people after the Friday overdose death of a 28-year-old man in a Mead Public Library restroom. Damian Darnell Washington, 36, Peter J. Bennett II, 28, and Jessica Marie Grande, 28, were charged Tuesday with several drug-related felonies in connection with the incident.
Mead Public Library director discusses safety measures after recent overdose death.  (Sheboygan Press, 5/16/2019)
It’s important to remember that tragic situations like this one are not unique to the library or even Sheboygan. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 115 people die every day after an opioid overdose, and communities everywhere are acutely impacted by this national health crisis. 
On average, over 1,000 people visit Mead Library each day, including the less fortunate segment of our community that suffers from mental illness, addiction, homelessness and other difficulties.
Sheboygan Mead Public Library drug overdose death: Woman pleads no contest.  (Sheboygan Press, 7/15/2019)
Grande's dealer, Damian Darnell Washington, 36, sold crack cocaine and heroin to Bennett, court documents said. Bennett used some of the drugs with Grande and then she sold some to the victim. Grande and Bennett went disc golfing, and Grande had plans to meet the victim at Mead Public Library after, the documents state. When Grande tried calling the victim after disc golfing and he didn't answer, she contacted some of his family and friends.
Mead Public Library: Exterior renovations are taking shape.  (Sheboygan Press, 8/1/2019)
14 photos.

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Madison Public Library. (8/26/2019)
Milwaukee Public Library.  (8/27/2019)
Brown County Public Library.  (8/27/2019)
Appleton Public Library.  (8/27/2019)
Waukesha Public Library.  (8/28/2019)
Hedberg Public Library, Janesville.  (8/28/2019)
Kenosha Public Library.  (8/29/2019)
La Crosse Public Library.  (8/29/2019)
Marathon County Public Library.  (8/30/2019)
Neenah Public Library.  (8/30/2019)
Oshkosh Public Library.  (8/31/2019)
Racine Public Library.  (8/31/2019)
L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire.  (9/1/2019)
Wauwatosa Public Library.  (9/1/2019)
Fond du Lac Public Library.  (9/2/2019)
Middleton Public Library.  (9/2/2019)
West Allis Public Library.  (9/2/2019)
Brookfield Public Library.  (9/3/2019)

10/10/2018 update starts here.

Mead Public Library in the news:
Mead library logo and Panera in Sheboygan: Catch up on this week's business news.  (Sheboygan Press, 6/17/2018)

11/2/2017 update starts here.

Mead Public Library in the news:
Sheboygan children, teen book festival returns.  (Sheboygan Press, 10/3/2017)

8/17/2016 update starts here.

Source:  Wisconsin Public Library Service Data (2015 preliminary)

Recent Mead PL news:
Common Heritage: Sheboygan's Lakefront and Riverfront, A City Defined by Water (Mead Public Library, Sheboygan, WI).  (National Endowment for the Humanities, 4/19/2016)

Original 8/27/2015 post starts here.

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

Mead Public Library website

Mead Library addition for Sheboygan City Hall suggested.  (Sheboygan Press, 8/5/2015)
Occupying the library has long been a sore spot for locals who have concerns the city would displace key parts of operations there, something the report also notes. However, it also notes there is an outdoor plaza east of the building that could be used for an addition to house city hall and said it could be a larger part of revitalization of the downtown area.

“Placing an addition onto the Mead Public Library would enhance a currently underutilized public space (non-taxable, i.e. plaza next to library) and convert it into a welcoming presence available for use in all seasons and weather conditions,” the report said. “This space would accommodate a larger service counter for citizens to receive permits, or other City Hall transactions.”

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