This year we had 100% participation on the Public Libraries Survey. Thank you to all directors, support staff and trustees who work hard every year to complete the annual report.
Overall, we're seeing a small increase in operating income and expenditures. Physical item circulation is down somewhat this year, but circulation of library digital collections continues to rise. Libraries reported more visits than in the last several years. South Dakota's libraries continue to offer more programs and people are showing up to those programs in ever larger numbers.
Remember that all the data we collect is available to you for comparing your library services to your neighbors and peers. You can download data files with selected financial and service statistics on the LibGuides Public Libraries Survey page . Contact the SDSL Data Coordinator for additional statistical reports and for assistance on compiling data and talking points to share with your library's stakeholders.