Wednesday, September 11, 2019

UPDATE. Door County Library: Annual circulation and program attendance, 2009-2018

Door County Library calendar

Ranked by percentage change in circulation 2017-2018, high to low

Door County Library in the news:
Culture Club: Our Library-Museum Partnership.  (Door County Pulse, 6/7/2019)
A bit of historical context: Public library service officially began on the peninsula in 1901. The City of Sturgeon Bay assumed responsibility for the library in 1906, which was founded as the Sturgeon Bay Library Association by a group of 10 men in 1866. Eventually a site – located at the corner of Fourth Ave. and Michigan St. – was donated to provide permanent housing for the library collection with a grant from the Carnegie Foundation. 
This library was used over the years and in the late 1940s, a new idea for regional library service was attempted as a project between Door and Kewaunee Counties and the State of Wisconsin. All of the Door and Kewaunee libraries contributed their materials and administration to the Door-Kewaunee Regional Library, but this project was terminated in 1952. Kewaunee County pulled out of the project and Door County joined together into a single system with a bookmobile. The public libraries of Door County have since operated within a single system administered by the county. 
In 1972, plans for a new library, to replace the former Carnegie building, were started. The fundraising campaign for the new facility was successful and varied in its sources. In addition to many private and corporate contributions, there was support from the Friends of Door County Libraries, the City of Sturgeon Bay and the County of Door. 
So, how does the Miller Art Museum fit into this?

Related posts:
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)
Mead Public Library, Sheboygan.  (9/3/2019)
Sun Prairie Public Library,.  (9/4/2019)
Verona Public Library.  (9/4/2019)
Manitowoc Public Library.  (9/4/2019)
West Bend Community Memorial Library.  (9/5/2019)
McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids.  (9/5/2019)
La Crosse County Library.  (9/6/2019)
Franklin Public Library.  (9/7/2019)
Elisha D. Smith Public Library, Menasha.  (9/7/2019)
Beloit Public Library.  (9/7/2019)
Portage County Public Library.  (9/8/2019)
Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library.  (9/9/2019)
Beaver Dam Community Library.  (9/10/2019)
Fitchburg Public Library.  (9/10/2019)
Shorewood Public Library.  (9/10/2019)

10/17/2018 update starts here

Door County Library in the news:
Door County librarian becomes Director of the Nicolet Federated Library System.  (Door County Daily News, 12/9/2017)
Therapy dogs become staple at Door County Library.  (Door County Daily News, 5/20/2018)
Sturgeon Bay library debuts unique outreach strategy.  (Door County Daily News,  6/9/2018)
Door County Library not pulling Wilder's books.  (Door County Daily News, 7/1/2018)

11/10/2017 update starts here.

Door County Library in the news:
Library Director Becca Berger Retires.  (Door County Pulse, 1/132017)
Group Sues to Stop Egg Harbor Library.  (Door County Pulse, 3/10/2017)
Egg Harbor Repeals Law that Prompted Library Lawsuit.  (Door County Pulse, 3/17/2017)
A New Director for Door County Library. (Door County Pulse, 5/5/2017)
Pen Players Theater Partners with Door County Library.  (Door County Pulse, 6/23/2017)
Local Groups Already Seeking Egg Harbor Library Rental.  (Door County Pulse, 6/23/2017)
Egg Harbor's Library Through History.  (Door County Pulse, 7/21/2017)

8/25/2016 update starts here.

Source:  Wisconsin Public Library Service Data (2015 preliminary)

Recent DCL news:
Library director Berger discusses censorship for Players.  (Green Bay Press Gazette, 8/23/2016)
Berger will speak on the history of censorship and banned books, the main point of the plot in "Alabama Story." The play is based on the true story of Emily Wheelock Reed, director of the Alabama Public Library Service Division in 1959 when she was asked to remove Garth Williams’ “The Rabbits’ Wedding” from the shelves by a segregationist senator who objected to the marriage in the book of a black and white rabbit. 

Betty Curzon Retires After 43 Years With Door County Library.  (Door County Daily News, 3/26/2016)
Her career started at the South Milwaukee Public Library in 1968 where she met her husband. The couple decided to move to Door County in 1971 where she began working at the Door County Library. After bouncing around various DC branches, she began at the Sister Bay-Liberty Grove location in 1986.

Original 9/11/2015 post starts here.

How libraries rank

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

Door County Library website.

Related reading:

Library Services in the Digital Age.  (Pew Internet, 1/22/2013)
  • Part 1:  The role of libraries in people's lives and communities
    • Family members' library use from childhood
      • Did anyone else in your family use public libraries when you were growing up?  (table)
    • Americans' library use
      • Have you ever visited a library or bookmobile in person?  (table)
      • Visited a library in-person in the last year?  (table)
      • A snapshot of Americans' library use habits (table)
    • Experiences at public libraries are positive
    • How important libraries are to individuals and their communities
    • How important are libraries to you and your family?
      • How important are libraries?  (bar graph)
    • Libraries' importance to the community as a whole
      • How important are libraries? (table)
  • Part 2:  What people do at libraries and library websites
    • Activities at libraries
      • (bar graph)
      • Browse the shelves for books or media
      • Borrow print books
      • Research topics that interest them
      • Get help from a librarian
      • Sit, read and study, or watch or listen to media
      • Use a research database
      • Attend or bring a younger person to a class, program, or event designed for children or teens
      • Borrow a DVD or videotape of a movie or TV show
      • Read or check out printed magazines or newspapers
      • Attend a meeting of a group
      • Attend a class, program or lecture for adults
      • Borrow or download an audiobook
      • Borrow a music CD
    • How frequently people receive assistance from library staff
      • (bar graph)
        • by race/ethnicity
        • by household income
    • Use of library websites
      • (table)
    • Changes in library use in recent years
      • The main reasons patrons' library use has changed in recent years (table)
    • Technology users and library use
      • Tech users more likely than non-tech users to say they use the library less than they used to (bar graph)

Reading & Library Habits in Different Communities.  (Pew Research Center, 12/20/2012)
  • Urban/Suburban/Rural
    • Book readers
    • Device owners
    • Among e-book readers
    • Purposes for reading
    • Library activities
    • Where people get book recommendations

Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits.  (Pew Internet, 10/23/2012)
  •  General reading habits
    • Book readers by age (graph)
    • Book formats read in the past year, by age group (graph)
    • E-books beyond e-readers (graph)
    • How e-content has affected younger Americans' reading habits
  • When to borrow, when to buy
    • Thinking about the last book you read, in any format, did you... (graph)
  • Library use
    • Library use in the past year (table)
    • How important is the public library to you and your family?  (graph)
  • How library patrons' habits have changed since they began borrowing e-books
  • Library patrons' experiences with e-book borrowing
    • How they find out about e-books
    • The checkout process
  • Non e-book borrowers

Libraries, patrons, and e-books.  (Pew Internet, 6/22/2012)

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