Monthly Librarian’s Report

October 10 Librarians’ Report

September’s Statistics:

Circulation: 1,117                                          Attendance: 1,716

Website visits: 62,441                                     ILLs: 39 borrowed / 37 sent

Computer usage: 196                                     One Click: 76 circs /0 new patron

  • The Digital Marketing Bootcamp has been confirmed and will be held for four Wednesdays, starting October 18, from 9 AM to 11 AM. Space is limited to 15 people.  The classes will be taught by Brandon Stephens of AIO Marketing.
  • A rescheduled Poetry Party was held on Friday, September 29th with an attendance of two. Jennifer has distributed Community Poetry Project idea jars throughout town to collect input.  The Poetry Party club members will be compiling a poem to be submitted on November 1st to Vermont Magazine’s 2017 Vermont Writer’s contest.
  • Book Club met on September 20 and Versions of Us by Laura Barnett. Attendance was six.  We will be meeting on October 18th to discuss The Wonder, by Emma Donoghue.
  • Jennifer, Angela, and I are all excitedly anticipating attending the NELA conference on the 22-24th. Linda will be covering the library on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  We are looking for a volunteer to cover Sunday the 22nd.  Anyone interested?
  • We received our approval letter for e-rate funding for 2018.
  • I attended the Open Meeting workshop on September 26th. I am happy to say that we do a fantastic job of following the open meeting laws.
  • The Progressive party held their caucus at the library and will be using the library occasionally for their meetings.
  • I’ve been in contact with the elevator company a few times about the conditional permit, but have not received any word from them about any repair. I spoke to a woman from the Vermont Elevator Permitting office and she told me that it just has to have a pressure test done, so we (hopefully) do not have to worry about any big repairs.
  • Angela and I presented Jack and the Beanstalk at the Vermont Fairytale Festival in Killington on Saturday, September 23. Here is the report from Sherburne Library in Burlington:

550 in attendance

250 kids and 300 adults….most in full costume

21 public libraries/bookmobiles

10 craft vendors

2 artists, 2 amazing storytellers

And a random number of Vikings

We received a $1600 grant from the VT Arts Council

$2500 in “in kind” donations

$5000 in monetary donations

$7000 was raised by the Sherburne Friends of the Library

And a few comments from attendees:

“We had a great time there today. What a well-planned, creative festival! The story booths were so festive and fun.”


“This children’s event was one of the best things we have done with our Granddaughter. The libraries went all out to spread the love of reading to all who went. Thank you to all who helped with the Fairy Tale Festival it was the best.”

  • Angela and I found a great piece of furniture in the Sherburne Library in Killington that we want to copy for our children’s area. It is essentially a bench/bookshelf combo that could be movable, replace the couch, and provide more shelf space.  The library is beautiful; if you ever have the chance to visit, you definitely should!


Respectfully submitted,

Allison Maynard