Kinsman Free Public Library Annual Report 2022

Libraries are always moving forward to meet the demands of our communities. We strive to come up with new innovative and creative programs to always engage, enrich, and enlighten all who participate. Our main goal here a KFPL is to be a safe and inviting center for our patrons and community. We welcome all to come and explore KFPL and our vast collection and numerous enriching programs for all ages! O U R M I S S I O N T h e m i s s i o n o f t h e K i n s m a n F r e e P u b l i c L i b r a r y i s t o s e r v e a s t h e c o mm u n i t y ’ s p a r a m o u n t s o u r c e f o r c o n n e c t i n g p e o p l e t o i n f o r m a t i o n , e d u c a t i o n a n d r e c r e a t i o n . T h e L i b r a r y v a l u e s t h e r e s i d e n t s o f t h e J o s e p h B a d g e r S c h o o l D i s t r i c t a n d T r u m b u l l C o u n t y a n d r e s p o n d s t o t h e i r n e e d s b y p r o v i d i n g f r e e a n d s a f e f a c i l i t i e s , b y c o l l e c t i n g a n d p r e s e r v i n g w e l l - o r g a n i z e d a n d d i v e r s e c o l l e c t i o n s , a n d b y g r e e t i n g v i s i t o r s w i t h f r i e n d l y a n d d y n a m i c s t a f f w h o a r e c o mm i t t e d t o t h e L i b r a r y ’ s v i s i o n . T h e K i n s m a n F r e e P u b l i c L i b r a r y i s d e d i c a t e d t o b r i n g i n g p e o p l e t o g e t h e r b o t h i n t h e b u i l d i n g a n d o u t i n t h e c o mm u n i t y b y c r e a t i n g a n d c o n t r i b u t i n g t o q u a l i t y p r o g r a m s a n d s e r v i c e s d e s i g n e d t o e n g a g e , e n r i c h a n d e n l i g h t e n . A N N U A L R E P O R T 2 0 2 2 P R E P A R E D B Y C H E R Y L S L A T E R , D I R E C T O R P U B L I S H E D F E B R U A R Y 1 , 2 0 2 3 O U R V I S I O N T o s h i n e a s t h e c o mm u n i t y ’ s c r o w n j e w e l b y s e r v i n g a s t h e h u b f o r e n g a g i n g p e o p l e , e n r i c h i n g l i v e s a n d e n l i g h t e n i n g m i n d s . T H A N K Y O U F O R S U P P O R T I N G Y O U R L I B R A R Y ! Grinchmas Fun! Community Events Pirate Shenanigans!

N E W D I R E C T O R : C H E R Y L S L A T E R V I S I T H U B . C A T A L O G I T . A P P / 4 9 1 1 T O E X P L O R E T H E C O L L E C T I O N Kinsman Free Public Library was proud to announce a new Technology Educator & Creative Studios instructor in July. Danielle has assisted 43 patrons in one-on-one appointments, virtually or over the phone with all their tech needs. She has offered 42 "Creative Studio" projects with a total of 106 participants to date. The Creative Studios is a collaborative work space inside the Library. It is for making, learning, exploring and sharing! We offer high-tech to no-tech tools to help you make, create and explore. This space is open to kids, teens, adults, and entrepreneurs and offers a variety of maker equipment including a vinyl cutter, sewing T H E K I N S M A N S H I S T O R I C A L C O L L E C T I O N P A G E 2 2 0 2 2 : H I G H L I G H T S “How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em." ~Shel Silverstein~ machine, epoxy resin kits, tech tools, and VR toys and more! The Studio is open for weekly projects by appointment. We invite you to come see what Creative Studios is all about! The Kinsman Historical Collection features an eclectic mix of archival materials and objects of this proud rural community of the Connecticut Western Reserve. Maintaining the Kinsman Historical Collection aids the Library’s mission by preserving, providing access to, and educating the community on local history, specifically pertaining to Kinsman and its people. This year, with the help of Trumbull County Historical Society and AmeriCorps, we began the process of inventorying and digitizing the collection onto CatalogIt. CatalogIt is a searchable online database which allows us to make our collection accessible to users across the country! More entries are getting added to the database every month. Use the link below to check it out! N E W T E C H N O L O G Y E D U C A T O R : D A N I E L L E D E A N I have worked at KFPL for 15 years prior to becoming the new Director. In 2007 I started my career in library services as a Library Aide/Back up to Miss Dianne in the Children's Room. I then moved into Tech Services where I worked until 2016 when the opportunity to become Head of Teen programming became available. Teen programming is a true test of a Librarians' skills. They are a tough group to reach. The motto of Teen Librarians is " If you feed them, they will come". One of my greatest successes in teen programming is KFPL's Cookbook Club. Established in 2017, and still going strong, we meet every third Thursday of the month at the Kinsman United Methodist Church. Working with the staff and community this past year in this new capacity has been an honor and a privilege. I am looking forward to this year's new challenges and opportunities.

0 10,000 20,000 30,000 40,000 50,000 Juvenile Books Teen Books Adult Books E-Media* Physical AV** Number of Visits to Library's Website *Many of our technology projects, including funding for our Technology Trainer, were made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the State Library of Ohio. Technology & Digital Usage Statistics for 2022 Circulation (Comprehensive for the year) Total Physical Book Circulation: 79,416 Juvenile: 26,012 Teen: 4,140 Adult: 49,264 Physical AV Circulation: 21,352 E-Media Circulation: 19,288 Total Circulation for 2022: 120,056 items KFPL staff offered our community 475 in-person programs and activities, while reaching 6,800 participants in 2022. 122 of these programs were held offsite at one of our community partners. Through the Fall and Winter of 2022 we doubled our average number of outreach programs, and because of this we were able to share Library resources and knowledge with 1,670 people who may not have been able to visit us. Collection (Totals as of December 31, 2022): Total Physical Books in Collection: 54,164 Physical AV in Collection: 8,823 Toys, Games, & Equipment: 346 Databases in Collection: 35 E-Media titles in collection: 1,235,084 Total Collection size in 2022: 1,298,452 *E-Media = Electronic books, videos, and music borrowed from the the digital/streaming collections **Physical AV = DVD's, music CD's and CD audiobooks in the Library's physical collection Number of Visitors to the Building Number of New Card Holders Registered Number of Times Library's Wi-Fi was Used This chart represents the number of items that were borrowed from Kinsman Free Public Library in 2022. L I B R A R Y U S A G E S T A T I S T I C S P A G E 3 Community & Building Usage Statistics for 2022 Service Population (Badger School District) Total Number of Card Holders Number of Reference Questions Answered 6,322 17,297 4,117 280 6,543 Number of Technology Help Sessions Number of Check-Outs of Wi-Fi Hot Spots Number of Public Computer Sessions 124 23,390 152 4,268 635 Library Programming Collection & Circulation Statistics for 2022

Salaries & Benefits 64.7% Materials, ILL & Information Services 11.1% Purchased & Contracted Services 9.7% Transfers Out 7.3% General Supplies & Operations 3.5% Furniture & Equipment 1.9% General Supplies & Operations Dues & Memberships Property Tax and Allocation 3.9% General Property Tax-Real Estate 26.8% Public Library Funds (PLF) 67% Fines & Fees F I N A N C I A L S P A G E 4 S T R A T E G I C P L A N U P D A T E The following are highlights and progress points of the Library's Strategic Plan that were carried out in 2022: Purchased & Contracted Services Salaries & Benefits Materials, ILL & Information Services $441,239.30 $24,091.93 $75,905.27 $65.952.21 $3,799.00 Furniture & Equipment $13,118.00 Facility Maintenance & Repair $7,900.00 Transfers Out $50,000.00 2022 Expenditures Property Tax and Allocation General Property Tax-Real Estate Public Library Funds (State PLF) $204,263.24 $510,296.82 $29,827.48 $5,709.85 Unrestricted Contributions $5,345.00 Interest/Dividends on Investments $5,023.25 Refunds & Reimbursements $202.08 Miscellaneous Operating Revenue $482.21 2022 Revenue Updated Teen area and Reference desk location for easier access of information and materials. Staff welcomed and greeted 17,297 visitors to the Library in 2022. Staff adapted library programs from virtual back to primarily in-person. Staff extended services beyond our physical building including holding programs at local establishments, local senior advocacy centers, school visits, and home-delivery services for senior citizens. Continued our partnership with the Ohio Department of Health to distribute 518 Covid-19 at home test kits. Promoted extended visits with comfortable seating, puzzle table and Friends of the Library hot beverage bar. Expanded our Library of Things collection to include our board game and puzzle collection. Connected the community with 3 local authors to provide educational local history presentations. Maintained a diverse and relevant collection by adding 2,323 new titles in 2022. Goal 1: User Experience Goal 2: Community Engagement Goal 3: Library as Place Goal 4: Lifelong Learning