October 31, 2014

The Stars: Expenditure Category $200,000 – $399,999

See Star Highlight below: McCALL PUBLIC LIBRARY, ID

Per Capita
Library State Visits Circulation Program Attendance Public Internet Terminal Uses Score
vertical5star The Stars: Expenditure Category $200,000 – $399,999 Wagnalls Memorial Library, Lithopolis OH 36.1 87.9 2.7 7.7 3206
Bee Cave Public Library TX 27.4 60.6 3.9 4.8 2655
Sherburne Memorial, Killington VT 23.9 28.4 4.4 8.9 2551
Grand Marais Public Library MN 44 44.2 0.7 9.6 2455
Centerburg Public Library OH 43.4 56.1 0.9 6.3 2399
Monticello Township Library IL 88 15.8 0.7 0.7 2120
Southwest Harbor Public Library ME 40.6 33.6 2.1 4.3 2104
Julia L. Butterfield Mem. Lib., Cold Spring NY 23.6 21.4 4.2 4.7 2082
Norfolk Library CT 20.2 22.6 5.4 1.5 2012
Seward Community Library AK 33.7 27.1 1.4 7.3 1996
vertical4star The Stars: Expenditure Category $200,000 – $399,999 Andover Public Library OH 17.2 50.1 1.1 7.4 1983
Lopez Island Library District WA 28.5 36.3 0.8 7.2 1915
Harbor-Topky Mem. Lib., Ashtabula Harbor OH 17.2 38.1 3.3 3 1894
Parker Public Library AZ 29 18 2.8 5.1 1878
Fairport Harbor Public Library OH 26.9 29.7 2.6 3.4 1844
McCall Public Library ID 14.8 17.3 3.3 5.2 1732
James Kennedy Public Library, Dyersville IA 22.5 33.4 2.3 2.4 1660
Dennis Public Library, Dennisport MA 34.9 20.5 0.6 5.9 1658
Homer Public Library OH 15.3 45.2 1.4 3.9 1651
Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta ME 26.3 12.1 1.8 6.2 1634
vertical3star The Stars: Expenditure Category $200,000 – $399,999 Waterloo-Grant Township Public Library IN 17.1 13.5 3.1 4.6 1627
Falls City Library & Arts Center NE 13.9 33.2 0.6 7.8 1603
Library District #2 , Linn County, La Cygne KS 19.4 20.1 1.4 6.7 1591
Jim G. Ferguson Searcy Cty. Lib., Marshall AR 15.5 29.6 1.5 5.6 1589
Hodgkins Public Library District IL 24.7 22.5 0.7 6.1 1544
Hiawatha/Morrill Public Library KS 14.2 19.1 1.7 6.5 1524
Garden Home Community Library, Portland OR 16.4 35.8 1 4.7 1521
Williamsport-Washington Township PL IN 14.7 17.3 1.2 7.4 1493
Elkhart/Morton County Library KS 17.9 20.6 0.7 7.1 1475
Benzie Shores District Library, Frankfort MI 15.2 21.4 0.4 8.3 1465

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Patrons served by McCall Public Library include a concentration of highly educated retirees, who set a high bar for the library, says Director Anne Kantola. Two librarians have risen to the challenge by creating programs to meet the expectations.

A number of factors impacted the library’s 2009 statistics, including an influx of Spanish speakers during a prerecession building boom. However, the library has stayed dynamic as that population’s needs have shifted. For instance, a number of Hispanic families then moved away to find work, reducing the need for ESL classes, says programming librarian Lida Clouser. Recently, staff members have seen many story time regulars arriving with baby brothers and sisters, so then added early literacy programs for tots.

“It’s all about adapting to what patrons need,” Kantola says.—Marta Murvosh

Ray Lyons & Keith Curry Lance About Ray Lyons & Keith Curry Lance

Ray Lyons (raylyons@gmail.com) is an independent consultant and statistical programmer in Cleveland. His articles on library statistics and assessment have also appeared in Public Library Quarterly, Public Libraries, and Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. He blogs on library statistics and assessment at libperformance.com.
Keith Curry Lance (keithlance@comcast.net) is an independent consultant based in suburban Denver. He also consults with the Colorado-based RSL Research Group. In both capacities, he conducts research on libraries of all types for state library agencies, state library associations, and other library-related organizations. For more information, visit http://www.KeithCurryLance.com.

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