AADL Annual Report 2014-2015

Ann Arbor District Library Annual Report. July 2014 through June 2015.

Annual report image with title

The Ann Arbor District Library Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees portrait

Back Row (l-r):
Jim Leija, Trustee; Margaret Leary, Trustee; Jamie Vander Broek, Trustee

Front Row (l-r): Edward Surovell, Vice President; Jan Barney Newman, President; Prue Rosenthal, Treasurer

Not pictured: Nancy Kaplan, Secretary

Remembering Rebecca Head

Rebecca served as an elected trustee of the Ann Arbor District Library from July 26, 2004 until her passing in June 2015. She was President of the AADL Board from 2008-2010. Rebecca gave thoughtful and respectful consideration to every question and decision, and she listened well before making choices.

She was instrumental in the development and adoption of the 2010-2015 AADL Strategic Plan, work that she enjoyed. Rebecca's wisdom and calm approach are evident in the major actions of the AADL Board over the past 11 years. She was a dutiful and loyal elected official and a good friend to the Library. The AADL and the community have suffered a great loss.

Picture of Rebecca Head

Image: The Ann Arbor Chronicle


Director's Note

Public libraries sustain and support us through inevitable changes and challenges we all face and experience throughout a lifetime.

When you click through this annual report, it is my hope that, as you view the videos and pie charts and read the narrative, you will recognize moments when the Ann Arbor District Library made a difference when it mattered most.

It is a tribute to libraries everywhere that a public institution can incorporate new technologies in rapid succession and with remarkable efficiency without jettisoning the understanding that we need to be human in this public space.

Today’s library appears to be very different from the library of my childhood, but it remains essentially the same. The activity is often amazingly different; however, it is still the place – the public space that is the library - that matters so much to so many individuals.

There is just no telling what next year will bring. Making sure we meet that challenge without losing sight of what matters most is the job of the library. –Josie

Picture of Josie Parker, Library Director

Highlights

Did you know that the Ann Arbor District Library is rated one of the top libraries in the United States?

Picture of AADL's five star rating

Our stars are your stars

Early in this fiscal year AADL was named a 5-Star Library by Library Journal.

Only 1.1% of libraries nationwide received 5 stars, the highest ranking a library can achieve in this annual rating system.

AADL continues to be the only library in Michigan ever to receive 5 Stars.

  • Circulation of Library Materials
  • Attendance at AADL Events
  • Public Computer Use
  • Visits to Buildings

Did you also know that this ranking is based on your high volume of use of AADL and its resources?

Libraries across the nation are rated according to four statistics (annual circulation of library materials, program attendance, public computer use, and visits to buildings per capita) and are rated in comparable budget groups. AADL was in the $10–$29.9 million budget group with a budget of $13.6 million.

You have helped your library achieve this status every year since the rating system began in 2008.

Circulation
of Library Materials

In 2014-2015, AADL processed over 7.5 MILLION circulation transactions including checkouts of
books, DVDs, CDs, and the growing tools collection.

Image representing different types of items in collection

There’s lots of really cool things that you can find here, and it’s an awesome place to just explore.—Kathryn
AADL Patron

Attendance
at AADL Events

« AADL held 1,465 events last year, including appearances by authors Louise Penny, Kathy Reichs, Gary Shteyngartand, and Dr. David Oshinsky, Pulitzer Prize winner; climate activist Tom Hayden; Rosa Parks’ niece Sheila McCauley Keys; Chef Takashi Yagihashi; and local musician Dave Menzo.

In the past year, over EIGHTY-EIGHT THOUSAND PEOPLE have attended AADL events. They have enjoyed family activities, community gatherings, author appearances, and events highlighting local celebrities and organizations.

Festifools Parade picture

Festifools Parade

Lego Contest picture

Lego Contest

Kids Rock at Top of the Park picture

Kids Rock @ Top

Tiny Expo picture

Tiny Expo

Chart showing attendance for major events

AADL had many popular events this year, and the following are some attendance numbers. 500 for mystery author Louise Penny. 550 for the annual Lego Contest. 650 for the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti Reads author Ruth Ozeki. 700 for the AADL Halloween party. 1050 for the Festifools Parade Activities. 2150 over three concerts for Kids Rock at Top of the Park. 2600 for the Tiny Expo Holiday Craft Fair. 3300 for the two-day event of the 7th Annual Kids Read Comics Convention.

« The Forbes-Berg family shared what they liked best about the AADL Annual Lego Contest.

Public Computer Use

There were 174,557 Internet sessions on
AADL computers in 2014-2015. About 2/3 of the use was
in AADL branches and 1/3 at the Downtown Library.

A new fiber Internet connection was installed this year at the Pittsfield Branch.
The connection speed is more than 100 times faster than the old connection
and is now the same speed as other branches.

I can always count on coming here and doing everything I need to do from a business standpoint.—Billy
AADL Patron

Visits to Buildings

In 2014-2015, there were 1.6 million visits to AADL buildings,
with half a million visits to the Downtown Library alone!

AADL made many improvements to its buildings this year, including these improvements to the Downtown Library:

  • Remodeling of the front entrance
  • Upgrades and maintenance of elevators
  • Relocation of the Friends of the Library Book Shop to the lobby
  • Re-carpeting of the third floor and youth area
  • Increased shelving for materials

I do a lot of research at the library...and the people are very helpful.—Grace
AADL Patron

National Recognition
for AADL Services

Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled at Ann Arbor District Library WLBPD @ AADL

In June 2015, The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) at the Library of Congress presented its annual award for National Subregional Library of the Year to the Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled at Ann Arbor District Library (WLBPD@AADL) for its outstanding service to readers who are visually or physically challenged.

The award was presented during a luncheon ceremony on June 19 at the Library of Congress.

« WLBPD won this award for over five years of outstanding service, which included three low-vision technology and service expos and a special exhibit on Helen Keller.

My life wouldn’t be worth living without the library. I was in a nursing home battling depression, and receiving humor books saved the day.—O’Darlene
AADL Patron

WLBPD serves
approximately
500 patrons and
circulates talking books
and magazines on
15,949 digital cartridges.


Statistics

Financial

REVENUE

Chart showing sources of revenue

Property Taxes $11,691,694
Library Fines & Fees $337,079
State Penal Fines $272,981
Interest Income $134,790
State Aid $89,237
Grants & Memorials $75,291
Other $47,438
TOTAL$12,648,510

EXPENDITURES

Chart showing sources of revenue

Employment Costs $7,474,868
Materials $1,753,782
Purchased Services $1,095,602
Capital Outlay $656,972
Operating Supplies $518,453
Programming $359,307
Repairs & Maintenance $295,226
Rent $180,293
Other $148,840
TOTAL$12,483,343

Usage Statistics
Ann Arbor District Library is open to the public 355 Days per year

136,769  Registered Cardholders
7,782  New library cards issued this year

Program Attendance

DURING THE 2014-2015 FISCAL YEAR, AADL HOSTED
1,466 PROGRAMS

Chart showing 47% of attendees were youth and teen and 53% were adults

Door Count Summary

Chart showing one and half million door counts, with Downtown account for one third
Image showing 52 million website page views with 144,438 average per day

Circulation

SYSTEM-WIDE CIRCULATION TRANSACTIONS
7,659,070

Collections

ADULT
Material System-wide

Chart showing number of materials for adults

Books 235,843
DVD 72,530
Compact Discs 53,163
Magazines 22,292
Audiobooks 16,154
BLU-RAY 15,639
Tools & Other 3,333
Language Materials 2,664

YOUTH & TEEN
Material System-wide

Chart showing number of materials for youth and teen

Books 171,750
DVD 25,016
Audiobooks 6,034
Magazines 3,751
Compact Discs 3,562
BLU-RAY 2,006
Other 1,831

Gifts & Memorials
July 1, 2014 Through June 30, 2015

Adult, Digital, & Special Collections

  • Doug Cox
  • Sarah Davis
  • Linda Kilmach and Book Group
    In Memory of Kathy Leonard
  • Dan and Jan Logone
  • Kelly Taylor

General Gift Fund

  • Suzanne Admiraal and Patrick O'Brien
  • Ann Arbor District Library Board of Trustees
    In Honor of Barbara Murphy
  • Art History Section of the Faculty Women's Club
    In Memory of Kay Evaldson
  • Margery Beardsley
    In Memory of Julia Sonen
  • Ralph Beuhler
  • Jerry and Helga Bilik
  • Michael and Sylvia Cooper
    In Memory of Patricia Johnson
  • Andrea DeAgostino, Jim Smith and Family
    In Memory of Maureen Belden
  • Gordon Ebbitt
  • Tom Finholt and Stephanie Teasley
  • Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library
    In Honor of Gene Wilson
  • Martha Grimes
    In Memory of Chris Opple
  • Identifax Research Services
  • Mary and Glenn Kagan
    In Memory of Katherine McKnight
  • Gerald Kohn
  • John Longres
    In Honor of Berit Ingersoll-Dayton
  • Timothy Marzullo
  • Michigan Library Association
    In Memory of Robert L. Barnes, Sr.
  • Emily Milton
  • Richard and Nina L. McEachin
  • Olga Moir
    In Memory of Kay McKnight
  • Nancy Nelson
    In Memory of Helen Schlegel Seaberg
  • Anita Stull
  • Victorian Book Club of Ann Arbor
    In Memory of Eleanor Smith Leon

Roberta Keniston Memorial Fund

  • Heather Liebal

Outreach

  • Sophie Mordis
    In Memory of Helen Pochodylo
  • Katharine Gindin
    In Memory of Kay McKnight

Ben Price Memorial Fund

  • Charles Connington
  • Leslie Dunham
  • Susan & Floyd Humphrey

Programs

  • Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library
  • Kathleen Savit
    In Memory of Naftali
  • Dr. Anita Vereb
    In Memory of Michael Hudec and Jean Loehr
  • Michael Zawacki

WLBPD

  • William and Cherie Nixon

Youth & Teen Programs & Collections

  • Kathryn Detrisac
  • Roger Espinosa
  • Daniel and Deborah Forger
    In Honor of Miss Rachel's Baby Playgroups
  • Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library
  • Joseph Gagliardi
    In Memory of George and Elizabeth Nagy
  • Ladies Library Association
  • Shoshannah Lenski
    In Honor of Miss Laura for Storytelling
  • Josie Barnes Parker
    In Memory of Rowan David LaBarre
  • The Peaceable Kingdom
  • Jim and Bonnie Reece
  • Judith Smith
  • Jean Steppe
  • Yuanyuan Xiao

For more information about making a gift to the Ann Arbor District Library,
please visit aadl.org/support

Preschool Storytimes

Tuesday August 19, 2014: 11:00 am to 11:30 am -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

Join us for stories and songs for listeners age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Siblings are welcome.

2010-2011 Annual Report

2010-2011 Video Annual Report

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Financial Report - July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011

Revenues


Property Taxes $11,163,808 91.1%
Library Fines and Fees $456,382 3.7%
Penal Fines $228,735 1.9%
Grants & Memorials $153,477 1.3%
Interest Income $109,161 0.9%
State Aid $82,270 0.7%
Other $55,367 0.4%
Total Revenues $12,249,200 100.0%


Expenditures


Employment Costs $7,641,077 63.6%
Materials $1,807,303 15.1%
Purchased Services $1,060,553 8.8%
Operating Supplies $448,515 3.7%
Repairs and Maintenance $258,737 2.1%
Programming $245,690 2.0%
Capital Outlay $220,754 1.8%
Rent $192,176 1.6%
Other $159,649 1.3%
Total Expenditures $12,034,454 100.0%



Statistics

District Population Served 163,590
Registered Cardholders 111,546
New Library Cards Issued 11,588
Cardholders as a Percentage of the Population 68.2%
Hours Open to the Public 3,761
Days Open to the Public 355
Systemwide Door Count 1,736,693
    Downtown Library
590,362
    Branches
1,146,331
aadl.org Page Views 59,226,375
    Average page views per day
162,264
Total Reference Questions 57,041
Number of Programs Offered 1,514
Total Program Attendance 67,393
    Adults
36,249
    Youth & Teen
31,144
Summer Reading Game 2010
    Total Enrollment
9,020
    Children Enrolled
4,858
    Teens Enrolled
1,391
    Adults Enrolled
2,771
Computer Class Attendance 1,655
Systemwide Circulation 8,862,538
    Downtown Library
1,123,493
    Malletts Creek
799,297
    Traverwood
665,719
    Pittsfield
512,032
    West
439,665
    Phone renewals
113,015
    Online renewals
5,209,317
Systemwide Circulation By Most Popular Material
    DVDs
2,424,825
    Books
2,143,682
    Youth Books
2,037,650
    Compact Discs
775,112
    Youth DVDs
657,323
    Blu-Ray
228,417
    Audio Books
195,891
    Youth Audio Books
89,099
    Youth CDs
72,834
    Magazines
55,047

Collections

Adult Material Systemwide 413,572
    Books
253,948
    DVDs
65,053
    CDs
46,341
    Magazines
21,296
    Audio Books
14,178
    Blu-Ray
5,878
    Language Materials
2,650
    Pamphlets/Maps
2,078
    Museum Passes
992
    Art Prints
526
    Art Print Carriers
376
    Book Club Kits
99
    CD-ROMs
22
    Tools
18
    Bi-Folkal Kits
12
    Miscellaneous
105
Youth & Teen Material Systemwide 183,246
    Books
151,755
    DVDs
16,729
    Audio Books
5,222
    CDs
3,480
    Magazines
3,264
    Kits
1,072
    Blu-Ray
873
    Language AV
739
    CD-ROMs
84
    Pamphlets/Maps
10
    Miscellaneous
18

Donors

Adult, Digital & Special Collections

Doug & Beth Cox


General Gift Fund

Anonymous

    In Memory of Peter Clark

Robert & Sharon Bordeau

    In Memory of Charles R. Kellerman, Jr.

Ann Marie Borders

Janet Bosshart

    In Memory of Charles R. Kellerman, Jr.

Elizabeth K. Davidson

    In Memory of Charles R. Kellerman, Jr.

Kathryn Detrisac

Dorothy Dobos

    In Memory of Charles R. Kellerman, Jr.

Sheldon & Ethel Ellis

    In Memory of Charles R. Kellerman, Jr.

Robert Faber

    In Memory of Peter Steiner

Doug & Carol Feldman

    In Memory of Charles R. Kellerman, Jr.

Charles & Karen Fenton

    In Memory of Charles R. Kellerman, Jr.

Dennis & Claire Fernly

    In Memory of Charles R. Kellerman, Jr.

Thomas A. Finholt

Sharon Friedrich

    In Memory of Charles R. Kellerman, Jr.

Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library

    In Honor of Gene Wilson

Google - Matching Gifts Program

Marge Haite

    In Memory of Charles R. Kellerman, Jr.

David & Patricia Hanna

    In Memory of Peter Clark

Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Herbert

    In Memory of Charles R. Kellerman, Jr.

Barbara Hoffman

    In Memory of Peter Clark

Paul & Ellen Hughes-Cromwick

James & Janette Jackson

    In Memory of Charles R. Kellerman, Jr.

Nick Kuilema

Stewart Levine

Yingmin Li

    In Memory of Peter Clark

Mr. & Mrs. Henry W. Lodge

    In Memory of Charles R. Kellerman, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Richard S. Lord

Richard & Nina McEachin

Meijer #64

Norma R. Neperud

    In Memory of Charles R. Kellerman, Jr.

Ed & Cheryl Oxley

    In Memory of Charles R. Kellerman, Jr.

Grace Oxley

    In Memory of Charles R. Kellerman, Jr.

Robert & Josie Parker

    In Honor of the Ann Arbor District Library Board of Trustees

Robert & Josie Parker

    In Memory of Peter Clark

Virginia Roosevelt

    In Memory of Charles R. Kellerman, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Scharer

    In Memory of Charles R. Kellerman, Jr.

Larry & Marjorie Shane

    In Memory of Marjorie Reade

Bill Shaw

    In Memory of Charles R. Kellerman, Jr.

Robert & Patsy Sherrill

    In Memory of Charles R. Kellerman, Jr.

Mary Shulman

    In Memory of Charles R. Kellerman, Jr.

Terrence J. Steyaert

    In Memory of Peter Clark

John & Gail Stout

    In Memory of Peter Clark

Anita Stull

Mike Taylor

    In Memory of Peter Clark

Alice Sano Teachout

    In Memory of Charles R. Kellerman, Jr.

Barbara Wilke

    In Memory of Dorothy Williamson

Adam & Julia Williams


Gifts of Art

Karin Wagner Coron

Angelis Jackowski

Kirsten Mowrey


Outreach

Nikolaos Biziouras

    In Memory of Charles R. Kellerman, Jr.


Programs

Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library

Washtenaw County Historical Society


Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled

Ann Arbor Evening Lions Club

Richard & Marie Alice Duke

    In Memory of Marjorie Reade

Mark Hildebrandt

    In Memory of Marjorie Reade

Huron Valley Sunrise Lions Club


Marcy Westerman Fund

Benjamin Blain

James & Bonnie Reece

Laura Slider

Kevin Smokler & Cariwyl Hebert

Jean Steppe

Kevin J. Thompson


Youth Collections & Programming

Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library

2009-2010 Annual Report

2009-2010 Video Annual Report

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Financial Report - July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010

Revenues


Property Taxes $11,798,314 91%
Library Fines and Fees $450,621 3.5%
Penal Fines $251,308 1.9%
Grants & Memorials $171,348 1.3%
Interest Income $169,343 1.3%
State Aid $71,634 0.6%
Other $56,619 0.4%
Total Revenues $12,969,187 100.0%


Expenditures


Employment Costs $7,789,210 62.9%
Materials $1,817,189 14.7%
Purchased Services $1,134,971 9.2%
Operating Supplies $500,588 4.0%
Programming $286,107 2.3%
Repairs and Maintenance $278,432 2.2%
Capital Outlay $255,159 2.1%
Rent $180,391 1.5%
Other $140,226 1.1%
Total Expenditures $12,382,273 100.0%



Statistics

District Population Served 155,611
Registered Cardholders (+4.9%) 107,801
New Library Cards Issued 12,389
Cardholders as a Percentage of the Population 69.3%
Hours Open to the Public 3,763
Days Open to the Public 356
Systemwide Door Count (+3.2%) 1,767,784
    Downtown Library
(+5.6%) 649,231
    Branches
(+1.8%) 1,118,553
aadl.org Page Views (+73%) 87,444,908
    Average page views per day
239,575
Total Reference Questions (-4.3%) 57,217
Number of Programs Offered 1,544
Total Program Attendance (+6.5%) 62,584
    Adults
35,637
    Youth & Teen
26,947
Summer Reading Game 2009
    Total Enrollment
(+19.4%) 9,116
    Children Enrolled
5,086
    Teens Enrolled
1,409
    Adults Enrolled
2,621
Computer Class Attendance (+118.7%) 3,110
Systemwide Circulation (-2.0%) 9,079,268
    Downtown Library
1,204,414
    Malletts Creek
742,142
    Traverwood
646,401
    Pittsfield
521,044
    West
421,090
    Phone renewals
119,329
    Online renewals
5,424,848
Systemwide Circulation By Most Popular Material
    DVDs
2,535,190
    Books
2,314,342
    Youth Books
1,999,962
    Compact Discs
879,444
    Youth DVDs
645,591
    Audio Books
196,462
    Blu-Ray
141,716
    Youth CDs
86,296
    Youth Audio Books
77,549
    Magazines
63,562

Collections

Adult Material Systemwide 398,483
    Books
251,926
    DVDs
61,286
    CDs
41,640
    Magazines
22,591
    Audio Books
12,557
    Blu-Ray
3,898
    Language Materials
2,336
    Museum Passes
916
    Art Prints
523
    Art Print Carriers
391
    Pamphlets/Maps
160
    Book Club Kits
90
    CD-ROMs
33
    Bi-Folkal Kits
12
    Miscellaneous
124
Youth & Teen Material Systemwide 182,767
    Books
152,773
    DVDs
15,936
    Audio Books
4,914
    Magazines
3,397
    CDs
3,240
    Kits
1,194
    Blu-Ray
511
    CD-ROMs
102
    Language AV
654
    Pamphlets/Maps
10
    Miscellaneous
36

Donors


Adult, Digital & Special Collections

Evan R. Padgitt


Fine Arts Collection

Ladies Library Association


Foreign Language Collectino

Steinhoff Trust


General Gift Fund

Lora Buzinkai

Caroline Dieterle

Gordon Ebbitt

Faculty Art Study Group

    In Memory of Marian Bailey

Thomas A. Finholt

Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library

    In Honor of Gene Wilson

Laurel Gutterman

Bob & Marj Hyde

    In Honor of Andy Adamson & Lesli Weston

Margaret Ladd

Paul Lambert

Nora Maloy

    In Memory of Patricia Piatt Lawson

Paula Marshall

    In Honor of Susan Greenberg

mybookclub at University of Michigan

    In Memory of Nikolaus Gugenheimer

Keith Panter

    In Honor of Lihong Panter

Robert & Josie Parker

    In Honor of the Ann Arbor District Library Board of Trustees

Shirley Pobur

    In Memory of Mildred Coldren

Jeremy B. Schneider

Anita Stull

Patricia L. Wilson

David Wiss & Marjorie Brawer

    In Honor of Andy Adamson & Lesli Weston

Liliana Yohonn


Programs

Washtenaw County Historical Society


Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled

Ann Arbor Evening Lions Club

Kathleen Murrel

    In Memory of Mary Erdody

University of Michigan English Language Institute

    In Memory of Mary Erdody


Marcy Westerman Fund

Suzanne Admiraal

Ann Marie Borders

Kathryn L. Detrisac

Perry, Jill & Katie Jolliff

    In Memory of Mildred Coldren

Gerald W. Kohn

Richard & Nina McEachin

Jeffrey Solotoroff

    In Memory of Marcy Westerman

Frank & Lois Warren

    In Memory of Mildred Coldren

Tsuguyasu & Harue Wada

    In Memory of Mildred Coldren

Judith Westerman & Edward Silver

    In Memory of Marcy Westerman

Scott & Colleen Westerman

    In Memory of Marcy Westerman

Noel Winkler

    In Memory of Mildred Coldren


Youth Collections & Programming

Dr. Mason Barr, Jr.

    In Memory of Helen S. Barr

Benjamin Blain

    In Memory of Allan Frederick Lerner

Rachel Farris

Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library

International Neighbors Social Committee

    In Honor of Gwyneth Nora & Janna Regina

Bridget Weise Knyal

JD Lindeberg

Richard & Nina McEachin

    In Honor of Michaela & Jonathon Shapo

Jean Steppe

2008-2009 Annual Report

2008-2009 Video Annual Report

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Financial Report - July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009

Revenues


Property Taxes $14,623,599 91.7%
Library Fines and Fees $462,191 2.9%
Penal Fines $280,023 1.8%
Interest $215,014 1.3%
Grants & Memorials $154,348 1.0%
State Aid $145,649 0.9%
Other $59,630 0.4%
Total Revenues $15,940,454 100.0%


Expenditures


Employment Costs $7,840,976 59.9%
Materials $1,889,923 14.4%
Capital Outlays $1,042,837 8.0%
Purchased Services $966,261 7.4%
Operating Supplies $502,600 3.7%
Programming $284,892 2.2%
Repairs and Maintenance $269,634 2.1%
Rentals $178,192 1.4%
Other $125,459 0.9%
Total Expenditures $13,100,774 100.0%



Statistics

District Population Served 155,611
Registered Cardholders (+5.3%) 102,788
New Library Cards Issued (+5.2%) 14,411
Cardholders as a Percentage of the Population 66%
Hours Open to the Public 3,758
Days Open to the Public 356
Systemwide Door Count (+4.4%) 1,713,595
    Downtown Library
(+2.3%) 614,533
    Branches
(+5.4%) 1,099,062
aadl.org Page Views (+20.7) 50,538,960
    Average page views per day
(+21%) 138,463
Total Reference Questions (+0.6%) 59,801
Number of Programs Offered 1,195
Total Program Attendance (+11.1%) 58,752
    Adults
(+10.3%) 29,830
    Youth & Teen
(+11.9%) 28,922
Transportation to Library Events
    Downtown Library Events
Car 79.6%
Walk 10.7%
Bus 7.1%
Bike 2.1%
Cab 0.5%
    Branch Events
Car 93.4%
Walk 3.8%
Bus 1.3%
Bike 1.3%
Cab 0.1%
Summer Reading Game 2008
    Children Enrolled
4,588
    Teens Enrolled
1,274
    Adults Enrolled
1,773
    Total Enrollment
7,635
Computer Class Attendance (+7%) 1,422
Systemwide Circulation (+3.3%) 9,260,596
    Downtown Library
(+6.1%) 1,117,301
    Malletts Creek
(+7.7%) 704,812
    Traverwood
(+38.1%) 686,111
    Pittsfield
(-2.4%) 527,812
    West
(+7.5%) 385,887
    Phone renewals
(-6.1%) 131,069
    Online renewals
(+15.7%) 5,707,604
Systemwide Circulation By Most Popular Material
    Books
(+14.2%) 2,618,813
    DVDs
(+11.9%) 2,544,140
    Youth Books
(+12.7%) 1,948,007
    Compact Discs
(+3.0%) 846,255
    Youth DVDs
(+15.3%) 654,880
    Audio Books
(+1.8%) 198,278
    Youth CDs
(+25.8%) 83,203
    Youth Audio Books
(+4.5%) 69,684
    Magazines
(+5.4%) 61,313
    Blu-Ray
n/a 57,641

Collections

Adult Material Systemwide 384,299
    Books
250,720
    DVDs
52,855
    CDs
38,878
    Magazines
24,573
    Audio Books
11,368
    Blu-ray
2,045
    Language AV
1,183
    Museum Passes
700
    Basic Reading Material
535
    Art Prints
492
    Art Print Carriers
388
    Pamphlets/Maps
270
    Book Club Kits
73
    CD-ROMs
60
    Bi-Folkal Kits
12
    Miscellaneous
147
Youth & Teen Material Systemwide 177,390
    Books
149,114
    DVDs
15,036
    Audio Books
4,385
    Magazines
3,968
    CDs
3,411
    Kits
1,244
    CD-ROMs
162
    Language AV
26
    Pamphlets/Maps
15
    Miscellaneous
29

Donors


General Gift Fund

Suzanne Admiraal

Susan Beech

Bridge Club

    In Memory of Mona Jones

Thomas Finholt

Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library

    In Honor of Gene Wilson

Patricia Gold

Susan Lake

Mr. & Mrs. Richard S. Lord

Anita Stull

Sunny Surlaker

Gladys Winkle

    In Honor of Jess Kauffman


Gifts of Art

Karin Wagner Coron

    Art Print, Deer Path by Karin Wagner Coron
    Art Print, Katie's Place by Karin Wagner Coron

Sarah Innes

    Watercolor paintings (2) by Sarah Innes - Pittsfield Branch
    In Memory of Kirby Hall


Roberta Keniston Memorial Fund

Susan Pollay

    In Honor of Josie Parker


Other

Irene Walt

    The Healing Work of Art: From the Collection of Detroit Receiving Hospital


Outreach

Jeffrey Bloem


Programs

Ralph Beebe

Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library


Traverwood Branch

Betty Doman

    In Memory of Shirley Siegfried (Plaque on interior Ash Tree)

Elizabeth Doman

    In Memory of Shirley Siegfried (Plaque on interior Ash Tree)

Mr. Eddy

Elizabeth Hancock

    In Memory of Shirley Siegfried (Plaque on interior Ash Tree)

Lillian Holtfreter

    In Memory of Shirley Siegfried (Plaque on interior Ash Tree)

Arlyne Hoshal

    In Memory of Shirley Siegfried (Plaque on interior Ash Tree)

Ronald Jaworowski

    In Memory of Shirley Siegfried (Plaque on interior Ash Tree)

Mary Schoonover

    In Memory of Shirley Siegfried (Plaque on interior Ash Tree)

Donna Tappe

    In Memory of Shirley Siegfried (Plaque on interior Ash Tree)

Cean Williamson

    In Memory of Shirley Siegfried (Plaque on interior Ash Tree)


Marcy Westerman Fund

Albert & Barbara Cain

Norah Daugherty

    In Memory of Jean Daugherty

Paul & Judith Freedman

Nancy J. Lady

    In Memory of LaVerne Lady

Richard & Nina McEachin

Nancy & Michael McKay

William & Diane Rado

Alice Rhodes

Concetta Samuels

    In Memory of Marcy Westerman

Kevin Smokler

Judith Westerman & Edward Silver

    In Memory of Marcy Westerman


Youth Collections & Programming

Dr. Mason Barr, Jr.

    In Memory of Helen S. Barr

Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library

2007-2008 Annual Report

2007-2008 Video Annual Report

Alternate Formats

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Financial Report - July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008

Revenues


Property Taxes $14,724,709 90.5%
Interest $473,950 2.9%
Library Fines and Fees $420,978 2.6%
Penal Fines $320,383 2.0%
Grants & Memorials $159,877 1.0%
State Aid $101,591 0.6%
Other $60,960 0.4%
Total Revenues $16,262,448 100.0%


Expenditures


Employment Costs $7,828,563 41.0%
Capital Outlays $6,678,958 35.0%
Materials $1,788,272 9.4%
Purchased Services $932,982 4.9%
Operating Supplies $833,619 4.4%
Repairs and Maintenance $292,992 1.5%
Rentals $280,281 1.5%
Programming $244,515 1.3%
Other $194,535 1.0%
Total Expenditures $19,074,717 100.0%



Statistics

District Population Served 155,611
Registered Cardholders 97,602
New Library Cards Issued 13,703
Cardholders as a Percentage of the Population 62.7%
Hours Open to the Public 3,753
Days Open to the Public 356
Systemwide Door Count (+4.3%) 1,642,078
aadl.org Page Views 41,879,148
    Average page views per day
114,423
Total Reference Questions 59,425
Number of Programs Offered 978
Total Program Attendance (+14.8%) 52,891
    Adults
(+14 %) 27,037
    Youth & Teen
(+15.6%) 25,854
Summer Reading Game 2007
    Children Enrolled
(+0.3%) 4,695
    Teens Enrolled
(+15.4%) 1,441
    Adults Enrolled
(+35.4%) 3,057
    Total Enrollment
(+12.3%) 9,193
Computer Class Attendance 1,329
Systemwide Circulation (+15%) 8,173,534
    Downtown
(+6.9%) 1,052,796
    Malletts Creek
(+13.6%) 654,716
    Pittsfield Branch
(+5.7%) 540,927
    Northeast/Traverwood
(+5.9%) 496,961
    West
(+9.1 %) 358,892
    Phone renewals
(-8.7%) 139,516
    Online renewals
(+20.7%) 4,929,726
Systemwide Circulation By Most Popular Materials
    Books
(+12.3%) 2,293,959
    DVDs
(+31.7 %) 2,273,541
    Youth Books
(+16.9 %) 1,729,122
    Compact Discs
(+19.2%) 841,196
    Youth DVDs
(+8.1%) 567,883
    Audio Books
(+9.7 %) 194,805
    Youth Audio Books
(+1.9 %) 66,705
    Youth CDs
(+7.8 %) 66,124
    Magazines
(+11.7%) 58,168
    Kits (Youth book & tape)
(+8.9 %) 19,159



Collections

Adult Material Systemwide 362,548
    Books
243,784
    DVDs
46,208
    Compact Discs
33,779
    Magazines
23,246
    Audio Books
10,540
    Language Materials
1,303
    Museum Passes
1,244
    Basic Reading Material
862
    Art Prints
510
    Art Print Carriers
403
    Pamphlets/Maps
270
    CD-ROMs
81
    Book Club Kits
40
    Misc.
278
Youth & Teen Material Systemwide 171,424
    Books
144,573
    DVDs
14,387
    Audio Books
4,250
    Magazines
3,501
    Compact Discs
3,066
    Kits
1,262
    CD-ROMs
274
    Language AV
21
    Pamphlets/Maps
17
    Misc.
73



Donors


Branch Building Fund

Ilene H. Forsyth

William & Diane Rado


General Gift Fund

Suzanne Admiraal & Patrick O'Brien

Mr. & Mrs. I. Arditi

    In Memory of Rita Bencuya

Shelley, Robin & Jordan Aronson

    In Memory of Leslie (Les) Froelich

Elizabeth Bailey

    In Memory of Jane O'Connor

Rita M. Bencuya

Paul & Lynn Blower

    In Memory of Jean Daugherty

Elizabeth Boles

    In Memory of Leslie (Les) Froelich

Books & Authors Group

    In Memory of Marilynn Rosenthal

Charles Cares

    In Memory of Rita Bencuya

Marilyn A. Chase

    In Memory of Jean Daugherty

Clyde & April Connell

    In Memory of Mary Szynwelski

Ellie T. Cox

Ron Dennis & Rita Mincavage Dennis

    In Memory of Rita Bencuya

Nora DeToledo

    In Memory of Rita Bencuya

Thomas Finholt

Glynda B. Freeman

    In Memory of Mary Szynwelski

Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library

Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library

    In Honor of Gene Wilson

Bruce & Pearl Fritz

    In Memory of Leslie (Les) Froelich

Tom Goodson & Lisa Heagerty-Goodson

    In Memory of Leslie (Les) Froelich

James C. Grant & Carolyn J. Greenfield Grant

    In Memory of Jean Daugherty

Erika Heinrich

    In Memory of Leslie (Les) Froelich

David P. Ingram

    In Memory of Leslie (Les) Froelich

Daniel & Anne Kier

    In Memory of Leslie (Les) Froelich

John & Helen Kulas

    In Memory of Leslie (Les) Froelich

Mr. & Mrs. Richard S. Lord

Nora Maloy

    In Memory of James A. Lawson
    In Memory of Richard W. Trytten

Nels & Mary Olson

    In Memory of Leslie (Les) Froelich

Janelle O'Malley

    In Memory of Suzie

Sonja Page

    In Memory of Leslie (Les) Froelich

Anna & Charmaine Ploof

    In Memory of Jean Daugherty

Susan Pollay

    In Memory of Leslie (Les) Froelich
    In Honor of Susan Froelich and Betsy Jackson

Alice Rhodes

Charles & Helene Stahley

    In Memory of Rita Bencuya

Bonnie Stefko-Brown

    In Memory of Leslie (Les) Froelich

Anita Stull

Jerome F., Mark D. & Jerome P. Szynwelski

    In Memory of Mary Szynwelski

Kyle & Terri Szynwelski

    In Memory of Mary Szynwelski

Doris Terwilliger

Washtenaw County Historical Society

Ronald & Nina Willett

    In Memory of Leslie (Les) Froelich


Roberta Keniston Memorial Fund

Sam & Ellen Offen

    In Honor of Marcella Zorn


Traverwood Branch

Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library


Marcy Westerman Fund

Elizabeth A. Bertoni

Ellen W. Brashares

    In Memory of Marcy Westerman

Frances E. Bull

    In Memory of Marcy Westerman

Bob Harris, Elite Lawn and Landscape, Inc.

Richard C. & Nina L. McEachin

John Palmisano

Marjorie Miller Smits & Angus MacDonald Miller IV

Jean Steppe

Judith Westerman & Edward A. Silver

    In Memory of Marcy Westerman

Scott & Colleen Westerman

    In Memory of Marcy Westerman


Youth Collections & Programming

Gerri Barr

Mason Barr, Jr. MD

    In Memory of Helen S. Barr

Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library

William Gosling

Laura Graham

    In Happy Memory of Bear

Lodi Farms Nursery

Elizabeth Pimlott

    In Memory of Leslie (Les) Froelich

Mary E. Rea & Stephen J. Schwartz

Mary I. Swartz

    In Memory of Helen S. Barr

Anita Vereb

    In Memory of George D. Zurick

2006-2007 Annual Report

Annual Report Video


Financial Report - July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007

Revenues


Property Taxes $14,004,737 90.6%
Interest $500,135 3.2%
Library Fines and Fees $397,615 2.6%
Penal Fines $302,926 2.0%
State Aid $123,003 0.8%
Other $63,720 0.4%
Total Revenues $15,449,576 100.0%


Expenditures

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