Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Updated General Library Policy


Odon Winkelpleck Public Library
General Library Policy
(Adopted 12/14/2005)
(Revised 4/10/2014)

I. Mission Statement:
The Odon Winkelpleck Public Library seeks to expand the horizons of the North Daviess Community by providing literary, cultural, and informational resources to all.

II. Library District
The library district is Madison Township in Daviess County, Indiana, which includes the town of Odon.  The library is funded by property taxes from this area.  The services of the library are free to residents and property owners of the library district.  State law (IC 36-12-2-25) requires that non-residents must be assessed an annual fee of no less than $25 which then gives them complete use of library services.  Exceptions to the non-resident fee are allowed for (1) North Daviess students; (2) North Daviess teachers borrowing material for classroom use; (3) card-holding members of other Indiana library districts which have signed reciprocal borrowing covenants;  (4) residents of townships contracting for library service (currently, Van Buren township), and (5) those who hold a statewide public library access card (PLAC) (IC 36-12-7-2).

III.  Age requirements
Patrons must be age 5 or older to register for a library card.  Patrons under age 14 must have a parent or guardian’s signature on their card registration.

IV. Circulation
Circulation policy for the Library tracks that of the Evergreen Indiana consortium.  A summary and local policies follow but the Evergreen Indiana Circulation Policy should be consulted for updated guidelines.

The loan period is three weeks for books, musical CDs, audiobooks, and non-fiction videos.  Magazines and feature videos have a loan period of one week.  A few materials are designated reference and are for in-library use only.  Most items may be renewed one or two times if they are not reserved.  Phone renewals are allowed.

Fines are assessed for late returns at the rate of 25¢ per item per open day for all. Patrons with $10 or more in outstanding fines will not be able to borrow more materials.  The maximum fine for an item that has been returned is $10 or the value of the item, whichever is less.

New patrons are limited to five items, only three of which may be videos.  Patrons who establish good return records may borrow more.  Those with a history of lost or delinquent items and outstanding fines will be restricted to fewer items and must return all items and maintain a fine balance of  less than $10 in order to borrow more.

Patrons are responsible for damaged or lost library materials to the extent of the cost of replacement.  Lost items may be replaced with donations of similar value and quality.

Patrons are responsible to return items in a timely fashion.  The library will attempt to contact the patron by phone or email when an item is one week overdue.  If the item is not returned after two weeks, a letter will be sent.  Anything not returned after 45 days will be charged to the borrower at the full purchase price.  The borrower will not be allowed to check out any books or other items from the library until the bill is paid or the item returned.

Interlibrary loan service is available only for patrons in good standing.  Good standing is defined as consistently returning borrowed items by the due date and having no outstanding fines.  All expenses incurred for interlibrary loan service must be paid by the person desiring such services.

V.  Controlled substances
Smoking is not permitted on library property.  Alcohol or illegal drugs are not allowed anywhere on library property.

VI.  Behavior
Any activity which interferes with the rights of other patrons to use the library, which could result in physical, emotional, or mental injury to oneself or others, or could result in damage to the facilities, equipment or materials is considered disruptive and unacceptable. The library reserves the right to require anyone who violates these rules of conduct to leave the premises and may restrict library privileges for a specified period of time. Unlawful activities will be reported to the police and, when appropriate, violators will be subject to arrest.
Disruptive behavior includes, but is not limited to:

    *  Abuse/vandalism of library facilities, equipment or material
    *  Abusive or obscene language- language that is offensive to other patrons and staff
    *  Any illegal activity
    *  Excessive noise and other disturbances- Loud conversation, laughter or music which is disturbing to others is not allowed. Patrons are not to run or otherwise engage in disorderly conduct.
    * Harassment – physical, sexual, or verbal abuse in any form of other library users or library staff
    *  Intoxication
    * Personal hygiene issues leading to complaints by library users.
    *  Refusing to comply with the reasonable requests of any member of the library staff.

VII.  Telephone use
The library phone is provided for library business only.  Patron use of the library phone shall be limited to short, local calls for such needs as arranging pick-up.  No patron shall use the library phone to conduct personal business.

VIII.  Weather Closing


The library may be closed for reasons of inclement weather at the discretion of the library staff.

Updated Collection Development Policy


Collection Development Policy

(Adopted 10/8/03)
(Last revision 5/8/2014)

I. Introduction:

A. The Collection Development Policy and the Library Mission.

The Odon Winkelpleck Public Library seeks to expand the horizons of the North Daviess Community by providing literary, cultural, and informational resources to all. This policy supports that mission by outlining plans and procedures for developing and maintaining the library collection.

B. Brief overview of the collection

The Odon Public Library first opened in 1906 with less than 100 books. Since that time, the collection has steadily grown to its present size of almost 20,000 holdings. The collection includes, in round numbers:

Adult fiction books – 6,000
Adult non-fiction books – 4,500
Juvenile and young adult (teen) books 6,000
Magazines (36 subscriptions) – 600
Videos – 2,000
Audio books – 120
Rare books (includes family histories) – 75
Music CDs – 100

As a small, rural library with limited funding, patron donations shape the collection to a greater degree than at larger libraries. In an average year, over 50% of new books and videos added to the collection are donations. Decisions for collection development must take these donations into account.

The demographics of the library district show that only 34% of the adult population has attended college and 11% have earned a 4-year college degree. 99.8% of residents over five years of age are proficient in English, although that may change in the future. (Source: Census 2000 data)

In 2008, the library joined the Evergreen Indiana community, giving local patrons access to the collections of what has become over 100 EI libraries and opening up the local collection to patrons of those libraries. This partnership heightens the need for a well-maintained collection of value to both local residents and the broader community.

II. General Collection Development Policies

The library collects materials in the following formats: books, periodicals, pamphlets, audio books, videos, music CDs, newspaper, and microfilm. In May 2012 the library joined the eIndiana Digital Consortium to provide access to ebooks and online audiobooks. Family histories are accepted and made available upon request.

Specifically:


A.  The library attempts to procure all books containing history of the Daviess County area. Donations of historical accounts for adjoining counties are added to the collection if they are in good condition.



B.  The collection is in English with the exception of material intended to aid those studying another language.  These exceptions include bilingual picture books and language study aids.



C.  Non-fiction book purchases focus on works of a general nature, rarely exceeding a high school reading level. Books covering multiple subjects will be given priority over narrower subject matter. More esoteric works from donors will be evaluated for likely interest to the community. Patron input is considered in choosing subjects to cover and update in the non-fiction section, however, professional reviews are consulted in choosing specific titles for purchase. Textbooks are generally not added to the collection.



D.  Fictional acquisitions of all formats are based on public requests and likely popularity with library patrons. Any request from a patron for a particular work is evaluated as to advisability of adding that work to the collection. Donated fiction is evaluated primarily on the basis of condition, currency, being unique to the collection, and of general interest. Condensed books and general romance series (e.g. Harlequin books) will not be added to the collection. Popularity within the EI system (based on number of holdings circulating at the time of the evaluation) is taken into consideration for titles available in multiple EI collections. Preference will be given to hardcover books in purchasing decisions. Paperback books will be accepted from donors and shelved separately. Generally, only one copy of any title will be purchased with library funds. Exceptions will be made for titles beyond the six-month Evergreen hold protection period with multiple holds in the system.



E.  Fiction genres that attract special-interest readers may be separated from the general fiction for the benefit of those readers. Special fiction collections include inspirational fiction (including donated Christian romance), science fiction/fantasy, and westerns. Paperback and hardcover books are combined for these collections.



F.  The library subscribes to the Odon Journal, a weekly newspaper, and preserves it in microfilm format. No newspapers from outside the North Daviess community are included in the collection.



G.  Because of the low volume of new material acquired each year and limited staff resources, the library does not accept material from booksellers to preview and return. Standing orders are rare and carefully reviewed on an annual basis.



H.  The library does not subscribe to electronic databases but is a supporter of INSPIRE, the Indiana virtual library of periodicals and publications made available to all Indiana residents via the internet. Other offsite material may be accessed using interlibrary loan or free internet resources. Government or individual data available in electronic format will be accessible via a public computer station.



I.  Periodicals are made available for one year from date of publication before being discarded. Only material of particularly enduring value and interest to the community will be kept beyond two years.



J.  Video purchases are divided between new releases that meet community standards, generally PG-13 or more mild, family-oriented entertainment, and classic movies and musicals. Purchases of new releases will be made at the convenience of the staff, generally allowing local video rental businesses several weeks lead time before the video will be made available at the library. DVD format will be the first choice for new videos.



K.  Children’s non-fiction acquisitions will be selected in a similar fashion to adult books, accepting public input into subjects covered while using professional reviews to select specific books.



L.  Children’s fiction acquisitions will reflect both patron requests and the recommendations of reviewers, balancing popular series with literature that might be overlooked by young readers. Children’s fiction is divided into three age levels – early/easy, intermediate, and young adult (teen) – based on reading level, interest level, and content.



M.  Free material sent to the library by various government and special interest groups will not be added to the collection unless it is in one of the formats generally collected by the library. Brochures and publications will be made available in a designated area.



N.  Donated materials which do not fit the selection criteria presented above but are appropriate for a library book sale will be given to the Friends of the Library.


III. Challenged Material.

The library fully supports the quest for knowledge among members of the Odon community. Intellectual freedom is acknowledged and protected. All complaints and challenges will be taken seriously and dealt with according to the procedures that have been set in place. In the event that items are challenged, the following events will take place:

The complainant will be given a form to complete and return to the librarian. No comment will be made about the material to the complainant, community, or press at this time. The library director will be notified immediately of the situation. No further action will be taken until the form is returned.

If the form is returned a meeting will be set up. The library director, a member of the library board, the staff member receiving the complaint, and the complainant will be present. The library personnel will present their criteria for selection and arguments for including the “offending” material in the collection. The complainant will be asked to defend their position. If an agreement cannot be reached, the parties involved will take their arguments to the library board where a decision will be reached. The library board president or an appointed professional will be asked to field questions from the press if a need should arise.

The decision will be documented and upheld by all parties involved.

IV. Maintaining the collection.

In the interest of maintaining an attractive, current, and manageable collection, as new materials are added to the collection, old items must be weeded out on a regular basis.

Specifically:


A.  Since fiction acquisitions are based on popularity with the public, de-selection is based on the same criteria. A hardcover, adult, general-fiction book that has not circulated in 10 years will be considered a candidate for removal from the collection. However, any one of the following criteria is grounds for reconsideration: 1) the book is still in print, 2) the author is from Indiana, 3) the title is included in the public library fiction catalog of standard works. Paperback and special collection titles, audio books, videos, and children’s fiction will be subject to similar standards with more or less latitude in circulation data. For example, mass market paperback fiction will generally be weeded if not circulated in two years.



B.  Nonfiction material presents a greater challenge for weeding. A book with misleading and inaccurate information is a candidate for de-selection regardless of its age or popularity with the public. Currency and accuracy must be added to the criteria used for de-selection in this area. However, the circulation requirement may be relaxed for material that is still current or considered valuable for reference questions or historic information, even though it seldom circulates. Individual judgments for de-selection will be made by the library staff.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

2014-15 Young Hoosier Book Award nominees at the library

The following titles nominated for the 2014-2015 Young Hoosier Book Award are available at the library.

Picture Book
Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team by Audrey Vernick
Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds
George Washington’s Birthday: A Mostly True Tale by Margaret McNamara
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett & Gary Rubinstein
Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money by Emily Jenkins
Mousetronaut: Based on a (Partially) True Story by Mark Kelly
Mrs. Harkness and the Panda by Alicia Potter
Rocket Writes a Story by Tad Hills
Rosie Sprout’s Time to Shine by Allison Wortche
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham

Intermediate
Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin
Cardboard by Doug TenNapal
Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery in Your Own Backyard by Loree Griffin Burns
Guinea Dog by Patrick Jennings
Kindred Souls by Patricia MacLachlan
Louisa May’s Battle: How the Civil War Led to Little Women by Kathleen Krull
May B.: A Novel by Caroline Starr Rose
Nic Bishop Snakes by Nic Bishop
The Second Life of Abigail Walker by Frances O’Roark Dowell
Sophie Simon Solves Them All by Lisa Graff
The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver
Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker
The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin
The Vengekeep Prophecies by Brian Farrey
Wild Life by Cynthia DeFelice
Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Middle Grades
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen
The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal
Here Lies Linc by Delia Ray
In a Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz
Jump into the Sky by Shelley Pearsall
Lincoln’s Last Days: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever by Bill O’Reilly 
The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool 
One for the Murphys by Lynda Hunt 
Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy Montgomery 
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi 

A complete list of the 2014-15 nominees can be found at: www.ilfonline.org/resource/resmgr/yhba_2014-15/2014_15yhbanominees.pdf

Thursday, April 10, 2014

New Items Added in February & March 2014

Juvenile Books

(Picture books)
  • jennings, linda m - lost in the snow
  • offill, jenny - sparky
  • spires, ashley - the most magnificent thing
  • willems, mo - im a frog
  • willems, mo - that is not a good idea
  • wood, audrey & bruce - ten little fish
(Board books)
  • parent, nancy - witzys colorful garden
(Young adult books)
  • abbott, tony - the forbidden stone
  • brewer, heather - eighth grade bites
  • brewer, heather - eleventh grade burns
  • brewer, heather - ninth grade slays
  • brewer, heather - tenth grade bleeds
  • brewer, heather - twelfth grade kills
  • dessen, sarah - along for the ride
(Nonfiction)
  • aughton, peter - the story of astronomy
  • berger, melvin - farm animals
  • berger, melvin - reptiles
  • brodie, ian - cameras in narnia
  • cassie, brian - tornadoes
  • hopping, lorraine jean - blizzards
  • patchett, fiona - eggs and chicks
  • san souci, robert d - the hired hand
  • sands, emily - egyptology search for the tomb of osiris
  • simon, seymour - amazing bats

Adult Fiction
  • brightwell, emily - mrs jeffries takes tea at three
  • canadeo, anne - silence of the llamas
  • cass, laurie - lending a paw
  • crichton, michael - next
  • cussler, clive - the mayan secrets
  • dicks, matthew - memoirs of an imaginary friend
  • dunnett, kaitlyn - the corpse wore tartan
  • dunnett, kaitlyn - vampires, bones and treacle scones
  • jones, holly goddard - the next time you see me
  • mcnees, kelly oconnor - the lost summer of louisa may alcott
  • preston, douglas j - white fire
  • box, c j - stone cold
  • buckley, carla - the deepest secret
  • coben, harlan - missing you
  • cussler, clive - the bootlegger
  • gardner, lisa - fear nothing
  • jance, judith a - moving target
  • kasasian, m r c - the mangle street murders
  • kidd, sue monk - the invention of wings
  • macomber, debbie - blossom street brides
  • mchugh, laura - the weight of blood
  • patterson, james - first love
  • roberts, nora - shadow spell
  • smith, april - a star for mrs blake
  • spector, liv - the rich and the dead
  • steel, danielle - power play

Paperback Fiction
  • barrett, lorna - murder on the half shelf
  • blackwell, juliet - dead bolt
  • blackwell, juliet - home for the haunting
  • blackwell, juliet - murder on the house
  • bowen, rhys - the twelve clues of christmas
  • brightwell, emily - mrs jeffries turns the tide
  • connolly, sheila - a killer crop
  • connolly, sheila - monument to the dead
  • coyle, cleo - a brew to a kill
  • davids, patricia - amish christmas joy
  • eason, lynette - hide and seek
  • goodnight, linda - sugarplum homecoming
  • hansen, valerie - cozy christmas
  • harris, charlaine - sweet and deadly
  • herne, ruth logan - the lawmans holiday wish
  • macomber, debbie - between friends
  • minton, brenda - his little cowgirl and a cowboys heart
  • mitchell, siri l - love comes calling
  • neggers, carla - cider brook
  • robb, j d - calculated in death
  • robbins, sandra - yuletide jeopardy
  • shelton, paige - a killer maize
  • shelton, paige - crops and robbers
  • steel, danielle - 44 charles street

Christian Fiction
  • boeshaar, andrea - unwilling warrior
  • brunstetter, wanda e - the tattered quilt
  • brunstetter, wanda e - woman of courage
  • coble, colleen - butterfly palace
  • coble, colleen - rosemary cottage
  • cushman, kathryn - another dawn
  • eicher, jerry s - holding a tender heart
  • fisher, suzanne woods - the calling
  • gould, leslie - adoring addie
  • gould, leslie - minding molly
  • gray, shelley shepard - hopeful
  • oke, janette - where courage calls
  • perry, marta - susannas dream
  • peterson, tracie - all things hidden
  • shorey, ann kirk - loves sweet beginning
  • smith, jill eileen - rachel
  • thoene, bodie - take this cup
  • thoene, bodie - when jesus wept
  • wingate, lisa - wildwood creek
  • woodsmall, cindy - for every season
  • woodsmall, cindy - the winnowing season

Adult Nonfiction
  • bailey, catherine - the secret rooms
  • robertson, si - si cology 101
  • britt hay, deborah - jack russell terriers for dummies
  • canfield, jack - chicken soup for the surviving soul
  • deal, ron l - the smart stepfamily
  • dispirito, rocco - the pound a day diet
  • fletcher, colin - river
  • franklin, jentezen - fasting
  • griffiths, bill - the road to forgiveness
  • kerasote, ted - merles door
  • krucoff, carol - yoga sparks
  • lewis, gregg a - the power of a promise kept
  • lucado, max - fearless
  • perlmutter, david - grain brain
  • sandburg, carl - abraham lincoln,
  • sides, hampton - blood and thunder
  • whelchel, lisa - friendship for grown ups

Juvenile Videos
  • - curious george
  • - city of ember dvd
  • - enders game
  • - frozen
  • - hop
  • - mcgee and me recharged do the bright thing take me out of the ball game twas the fight before christmas
  • - mcgee and me recharged in the nick of time the blunder years beauty in the least
  • - mcgee and me recharged skate expectations twister & shout back to the drawing board
  • - mcgee and me recharged the big lie a star in the breaking the not so great escape
  • - the adventures of tin tin
  • - the book thief
  • - beethoven
Audiobook
  • michaels, fern - sweet revenge
Adult Videos
  • kinsella, sophie - confessions of a shopaholic
  • - a countess from hong kong
  • - from russia with love
  • - i have tourettes but tourettes doesnt have me
  • - captain phillips
  • - when calls the heart
  • - saving mr banks
Video Series
  • - mandie and the secret tunnel and
  • - the brady bunch
  • - the brady bunch
  • - the brady bunch
  • - the brady bunch
  • - the brady bunch

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Saturday, February 8, 2014

New Items Added to the Library Collection -- January 2014

Juvenile Books

(Picture books)
  • carlson, nancy - harriets halloween candy
  • pulver, robin - christmas for a kitten
  • rylant, cynthia - henry and mudge and the careful cousin
  • berenstain, jan - the berenstain bears kitten rescue
  • berenstain, jan - the berenstain bears neighbor in need
  • bliss, corinne demas - the shortest kid in the world
  • bond, michael - paddington bear and the christmas surprise
  • brett, jan - the hat
  • brown, marc tolon - arthurs lost duckling
  • clements, andrew - tara and tiree, fearless friends
  • duke, kate - aunt isabel tells a good one
  • gaines, isabel - poohs leaf pile
  • hennessy, b g - corduroys halloween
  • herman, gail - the race car monster
  • jennings, sharon - franklin and the magic show
  • lobel, arnold - frog and toad are friends
  • mader, c roger - lost cat
  • page, nick - jonah the moaner
  • rylant, cynthia - henry and mudge in the sparkle days
  • sharmat, marjorie weinman - gila monsters meet you at the airport
  • towle, barbara e - how timbo and trevor got together
  • yolen, jane - how do dinosaurs learn to read

(Board books)
  • capucilli, alyssa satin - biscuit gives a gift
  • parent, nancy - witzys colorful garden
  • cuddly kittens
  • fluffy bunnies
  • playful puppies
  • piper, watty - the little engine that could

(Intermediate children's books)
  • casanova, mary - jess
  • holm, jennifer l - camp babymouse
  • hunter, erin - eclipse
  • osborne, mary pope - high time for heroes
  • park, barbara - junie b jones is not a crook

(Young adult books)
  • myers, walter dean - sunrise over fallujah
  • sepetys, ruta - out of the easy

(Nonfiction)
  • aughton, peter - the story of astronomy
  • hammond, lee - draw horses
  • llewellyn, claire - truck
  • maccarone, grace - dinosaurs
  • paley, rebecca - dogs 101
  • prelutsky, jack - a pizza the size of the sun
  • sands, emily - egyptology search for the tomb of osiris
  • vischer, phil - juniors colors
  • walker hodge, judith - surprise puppy
  • weinberger, kimberly - lets read about george washington
  • wilcox, charlotte - mummies, bones, & body parts
  • guinness world records 2014

Adult Fiction
  • brightwell, emily - mrs jeffries takes tea at three
  • canadeo, anne - silence of the llamas
  • cass, laurie - lending a paw
  • crichton, michael - next
  • cussler, clive - the mayan secrets
  • dicks, matthew - memoirs of an imaginary friend
  • dunnett, kaitlyn - the corpse wore tartan
  • dunnett, kaitlyn - vampires, bones and treacle scones
  • jones, holly goddard - the next time you see me
  • mcnees, kelly oconnor - the lost summer of louisa may alcott
  • preston, douglas j - white fire

Paperback Fiction
  • allen, jeffrey - father knows death
  • allen, jeffrey - stay at home dead
  • belle, josie - 50 off murder
  • belle, josie - a deal to die for
  • connolly, sheila - fire engine dead
  • connolly, sheila - lets play dead
  • connolly, sheila - monument to the dead
  • davis, krista - the diva frosts a cupcake
  • fluke , joanne - gingerbread cookie murder
  • harris, charlaine - sweet and deadly
  • mckinlay, jenn - books can be deceiving
  • robb, j d - calculated in death
  • sefton, maggie - cast on, kill off
  • shelton, paige - a killer maize
  • shelton, paige - crops and robbers
  • shelton, paige - farm fresh murder
  • shelton, paige - fruit of all evil
  • steel, danielle - 44 charles street
  • thompson, victoria - murder on gramercy park
  • thompson, victoria - murder on marble row
  • thompson, victoria - murder on washington square

Large Print Fiction
  • hilderbrand, elin - the island

Adult Nonfiction
  • botha, ted - the girl with the crooked nose
  • robertson, willie - the duck commander family
  • burnett, carol - carrie and me
  • canfield, jack - chicken soup for the surviving soul
  • clare, andrew - the rough guide to android phones & tablets
  • denning, antony - the woodcarving bible
  • franklin, jentezen - fasting
  • irons, phil - the woodturning bible
  • mclaren, brian d - a generous orthodoxy
  • mills, catriona - george orwells animal farm
  • pitzer, sara - gardening in clay soil
  • pomada, elizabeth - how to create your own painted lady
  • reynolds, debbie - unsinkable
  • extraordinary uses for ordinary things
  • the complete book of knitting, crochet & embroidery

Juvenile Videos
  • despicable me 2
  • marley & me: the puppy years
  • planes

Adult Videos
  • lee daniels the butler

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Long-Range Plan 2014-2017

Odon Winkelpleck Public Library
Long Range Plan
2014-2017
January 9, 2014

A. Introduction:
In October 2013 the board of trustees of the Odon Winkelpleck Public Library invited community members to a discussion concerning the needs of the community and how the library can contribute to meeting those needs. Input was also invited via social media and the library webpage. Out of that discussion came three areas for focus during the time period covered by this plan.

B. Three Primary Needs Identified:

  1. Cultural opportunities.
  2. Technology education.
  3. Meaningful employment/service opportunities for young adults unable to find work or needing to do community service work.

C. Service response to address the needs listed above:

  1. Cultural opportunities:
    The library works with community leaders to facilitate cultural opportunities for the community.
  2. Technology education.
    The library facilitates exposure to new and existing technology for all ages.
  3. Meaningful employment/service opportunities.
    The library works with local agencies and in response to personal inquiries to offer small-scale employment and service opportunities.

D. Mission Statement:
The Odon Winkelpleck Public Library seeks to expand the horizons of the North Daviess Community by providing literary, cultural, and informational resources to all.

E. Goals for chosen service responses:

  1. Cultural opportunities:
    The library works with community leaders to facilitate cultural opportunities for the community.
    a. host book discussion groups
    b. support music programs in the community
    c. support art displays in the community
    d. collect materials to support art/music/literature interests
  2. Technology education.
    The library facilitates exposure to new and existing technology for all ages.
    a. host computer classes
    b. offer one-on-one help with personal technology devices
    c. collect materials offering help with technology
  3. Meaningful employment/service opportunities.
    The library works with local agencies and in response to personal inquiries to offer small-scale employment and service opportunities.
    a. work with local agencies looking to place workers in the community.
    b. expand volunteer program.
    c. offer, on a limited basis, sponsored work hours to individuals in need of meaningful employment.

F. Measurable objectives for goals corresponding to identified community needs.
  1. Cultural opportunities:
    The library works with community leaders to facilitate cultural opportunities for the community.
      a. host book discussion groups
        (1) The library sponsors at least one (1) book discussion group per year for the duration of this plan, designed for i) elementary, ii) adolescent, or iii) adult library patrons.
        (2) The library involves at least one (1) volunteer or “extra help” participant in each program.
        (3) At least five (5) library patrons will be involved in book discussion groups.
      b. support music programs in the community
        (1) The library works with community leaders to facilitate at least one (1) music program per year for the duration of this plan.
        (2) The library recruits at least one (1) volunteer or “extra help” participant to facilitate music programs.
      c. support art displays in the community
        (1) The library works with community leaders to facilitate at least one (1) art program during the time covered by this plan.
        (2) The library supports the “Chalk Up the Town” program sponsored by the Odon Business Association.
      d. offer movie nights
        (1) The library obtains licensing to show movies in each year of this plan.
        (2) At least three (3) movie nights are offered each year of this plan.
      e. collect materials to support art/music/literature interests
        (1) The library adds at least ten (10) new titles per year covered by this plan related to music, art, and literature.
        (2) The library promotes culturally related material at least one (1) time each year.
        Resources required:
        1. Staff time
          1. Budget – $200 per year for materials, $150 per year for movie licensing
          1. Community collaboration
  2. Technology education
    The library facilitates exposure to new and existing technology for all ages.
      a. host computer classes
        (1) The library offers at least one (1) computer class per year.
        (2) At least one (1) volunteer or “extra help” participant is asked to work at each class.
      b. offer one-on-one help with personal technology devices
        (1) Library staff will be familiar with at least one (1) personal technology device such as a smart phone or ereader.
        (2) At least five (5) one-on-one sessions will be conducted each year.
      c. collect materials offering help with technology
        (1) At least five (5) technology-related books or magazine titles are added to the collection each year during the duration of this plan.
        (2) The library promotes technology-related material at least one (1) time each year.
        Resources required:
        1. Staff time
          1. Materials budget – $150 per year
          1. Volunteers/extra help workers
  3. Meaningful employment/service opportunities.
    The library works with local agencies and in response to personal inquiries to offer small-scale employment and service opportunities.
      a. work with local agencies looking to place workers in the community.
        (1) The library offers work opportunity for at least 75% of those requesting placement in the first year of this plan.
        (2) At least three (3) workers are hosted each year.
      b. expand volunteer program.
        (1) The library logs at least five (5) hours per week of volunteer help.
        (2) The library offers work opportunity to at least 75% of those offering to do volunteer work.
      c. offer, on a limited basis, sponsored work hours to individuals in need of meaningful employment. This program is called “Extra Help” and is supported by donations.
        (1) The library seeks outside funding to underwrite special employment opportunities for at least five (5) hours of Extra Help per week.
        (2) The library employs at least one (1) Extra Help participant per year of this plan.
Requirements:
  1. Staff time, including payroll services
  1. Donations for Extra Help staff – $2,500 per year


G. Assessment of facilities, services, technology, and operations

  1. Facility
    The Library currently has one building on Main Street in Odon, Indiana, originally erected in 1936 and expanded in 1999. Maintenance of the facilities is an ongoing challenge. A building committee is appointed each spring and starts the year with an inspection of the building and grounds. This effort will continue during the course of this plan. Upkeep of the facility is an important aspect of providing library service to the community.
  2. Services
      It is the goal of the Library to offer convenient, high-quality service to all residents. With funding for only 23 open hours and 65 total staff hours per week, services are limited. The library seeks to meet all Indiana Public Library Standards from 590 IAC 6.
  3. Technology
    The library maintains both notebook and desktop computers for patron use as well as offering copy, fax, and scanning services. With increasing use of personal devices by patrons, demand for library-owned devices has leveled off. Providing adequate bandwidth for internet use by patrons is the current challenge. The library is exploring options for increased connectivity speed. A separate technology plan is reviewed annually by the library board.
  4. Operations
    Library operations are overseen by the library director. Staff training is an ongoing challenge.

H. Evaluation:

The following chart measures progress toward goals presented in this plan.

Cultural opportunities:
    Year
    Count of book discussion groups (goal 1 per year)
    Target audience
    Number of participants (goal 5)


    # of volunteers/extra help (goal 1)
    2014








    2015








    2016








    2017









Year
Count of music programs (goal 1 per year)
Target audience
Community
Partners
Number in attendance


# of volunteers/extra help (goal 1)
2014










2015










2016










2017












Year
Count of art programs (goal 1 total)
Target audience
Number of attenders


# of volunteers/extra help (goal 1)
Involved in “Chalking Up the Town”?
2014










2015










2016










2017












Year
Count of movie nights (goal 3 per year)
Target audience
Movie license?
(cost?)
Number in attendance


# of volunteers/extra help (goal 1)
2014










2015










2016










2017












Year
Count of “cultural” material added
Type
Cost (budget $200)
# of promotions (goal 1)
2014








2015








2016








2017








    Technology education


Year
Computer Classes offered (goal 1)
# of participants
# of promotions (goal 1)
2014






2015






2016






2017







Year
Count of times assisting with personal technology devices (goal 5 per year)
Devices/Staff
2014




2015




2016




2017






Year
Count of technology-related material added (goal 5)
Type
Cost (budget $150)
# of promotions (goal 1)
2014








2015








2016








2017








Meaningful employment/service opportunities.

Year
Count of requests to place community service workers
Participants in program (goal 3)
Percentage (goal 75%)
2014






2015






2016






2017








Year
Volunteers offering help
Volunteers
given work
Percentage (goal 75%)
Volunteer hours logged (goal: 260)
2014








2015








2016








2017










Year
Extra Help participants (goal 1)
Total Extra Help hours (goal 260)
Funds raised for Extra Help (goal $2,500)
Funds expended (goal $2,500)
2014








2015








2016








2017









I. Financial Resources and Sustainability

The Library has been and remains financially solvent for the current level of operation serving one township. Additional funding sources in the form of grants and donations are available and will be sought out as staff and/or volunteer resources allow.

J. Collaboration with other public libraries and community partners.

The library is part of the Evergreen Indiana consortium, partnering with over 100 public libraries in the group. The library also partners with the town of Odon and the Odon Business Association to support community events.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Additions to the library collection -- December 2013

Juvenile Books

(Picture books)
  • petrovic, svetlana - brown bear, white bear
(Intermediate children's books)
  • coble, colleen - rock harbor lost & found
(Young adult books)
  • myers, walter dean - sunrise over fallujah
  • sepetys, ruta - out of the easy
Adult Fiction
    • abbott, victoria - the christie curse
    • andrews, donna - some like it hawk
    • blackwell, juliet - if walls could talk
    • connelly, michael - the gods of guilt
    • daheim, mary - the alpine xanadu
    • gaylin, alison - and she was
    • goldenbaum, sally - angora alibi
    • james, peter - dead mans grip
    • james, peter - not dead yet
    • krueger, william kent - ordinary grace
    • lustbader, eric - robert ludlums the bourne retribution
    • patterson, james - cross my heart
    • patterson, james - cross my heart
    • winslow, emily - the start of everything
                              Paperback Fiction

                              • lee, amanda - thread reckoning

                              Christian Fiction
                                • brunstetter, wanda e - a revelation in autumn
                                • brunstetter, wanda e - a vow for always
                                • brunstetter, wanda e - goodbye to yesterday
                                • brunstetter, wanda e - the hope of spring
                                • brunstetter, wanda e - the pieces of summer
                                • brunstetter, wanda e - the silence of winter
                                • brunstetter, wanda e - twice loved
                                • gabhart, ann h - words spoken true
                                              Juvenile Videos
                                                • cloudy with a chance of meatballs
                                                • finding nemo
                                                • ice age
                                                • monsters university
                                                • the crippled lamb
                                                • veggietales (5 dvds)
                                                          Christmas Videos
                                                          • a christmas story
                                                          • white christmas
                                                          • olive, the other reindeer
                                                          • emmet otters jug band christmas
                                                          • prancer returns
                                                                    Nonfiction Video
                                                                    • guns
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