Wednesday, November 8, 2017

UPDATE. Beloit Public Library: Annual Circulation and Program Attendance, 2009-2016

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)

8/22/2016 update starts here.

Source:  Wisconsin Public Library Service Data (2015 preliminary)

Recent BPL news:
Walker visits Beloit to promote libraries.  (Beloit Daily News, 8/13/2016)
Director of Beloit Public Library Nick Dimassis introduced Walker, complimenting the Republican governor on his efforts to support public libraries. He said Beloit Public Library's core focuses have been on literacy, jobs and quality of life. "Wisconsin is open for business, because libraries are open for business," Dimassis said to conclude his introduction of Walker.

Original 9/5/2015 post starts here.

How libraries rank

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

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